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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glee  \Glee\  (gl[=e]),  n.  [OE.  gle,  gleo,  AS  gle['o]w,  gle['o], 
  akin  to  Icel.  gl[=y]:  cf  Gr  chley`n  joke,  jest.] 
  1.  Music;  minstrelsy;  entertainment.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Joy;  merriment;  mirth;  gayety;  paricularly,  the  mirth 
  enjoyed  at  a  feast.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  An  unaccompanied  part  song  for  three  or  more  solo 
  voices.  It  is  not  necessarily  gleesome. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glee 
  n  1:  great  merriment  [syn:  {hilarity},  {mirth},  {mirthfulness},  {gleefulness}] 
  2:  malicious  satisfaction  [syn:  {gloat},  {gloating},  {schadenfreude}] 




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