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Definition of the noun glee

What does glee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: glees

  1. great merriment
  2. malicious satisfaction
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of glee: gloat / gloating
    • more generic word: satisfaction = the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

Alternative definition of the noun glee


  1. [uncountable] Joy; merriment; mirth; gaiety; particularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
  2. [uncountable] Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
  3. [music, countable] An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.


Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate members deal with relationships, sexuality, social issues, and learning to become an effective team. The initial twelve-member cast included club director and Spanish teacher Will Schuester, cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, Will's wife Terri, and eight club members played by Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Jenna Ushkowitz. In subsequent seasons, the main cast has expanded to fourteen and fifteen members.


  1. Glee is a fictional character from 2007 computer animated direct-to-video film Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow.
  2. Glee is a fictional character from the 2007 film Gabriel.


  1. Glee: A glee is an English type of part song spanning the late baroque, classical and early romantic periods. It is usually scored for at least three voices, and generally intended to be sung unaccompanied. Glees often consist of a number of short, musically contrasted movements and their texts can be convivial, fraternal, idyllic, tender, philosophical or even dramatic. Their respectable and artistic character contrasts with the bawdiness of many catches of the late 15th century, which made glees appropriate in female company. Although most glees were originally written to be sung in gentlemen's singing clubs, they often included soprano parts—which were sung by boys in earlier years, and later by ladies who were often present as guests. Glees as described above fall into a different musical category from traditional college songs or fight songs.
  2. "Glee" is the first album from Canadian music collective Bran Van 3000. The Canadian version was released in 15 April 1997, through Audiogram Records and the international version was released in 17 March 1998 through Capitol Records, with some changes from the original. The album contains the international hit "Drinking in L.A." and features hip hop supergroup The Gravediggaz on "Afrodiziak".
  3. "GLEE" is the first full-length album originally released by Logan Lynn in 2000. Lynn re-released the record in 2005 on his own label, Logan Lynn Music, followed by a 2008 re-release on Beat the World Records.
    • genre: Synthpop
    • released in (15 years ago)
  4. "Glee" is a musical album of Patricia Julien.
    • released in (9 years ago)


Who is Glee?

Glee a.k.a. Emily Wilson is the mother of Mike Love.


  1. Glee: The sixth and final season of Glee was commissioned on April 19, 2013, along with the fifth season, as part of a two-season renewal deal for the show on the Fox network. The final season, consisting of 13 episodes, will premiere on Friday, January 9, 2015, with a two-hour episode, and the two-hour series finale will air on March 20, 2015. Episodes will air at 9:00 p.m. Friday, Eastern Time, with premiere and finale starting an hour earlier.
  2. Glee a.k.a. Glee - Season 5: The fifth season of Glee was commissioned on April 19, 2013, along with a sixth season. It premiered on September 26, 2013, as part of the 2013 fall season. After a winter break, it returned on February 25, 2014, moving to Tuesday nights to finish its season. The second part of the season featured the 100th episode of the series, the 12th episode of the season, which aired on March 18, 2014. It was shorter than previous seasons, with twenty episodes instead of twenty-two.
  3. Glee a.k.a. Glee - Season 1: The first season of the musical comedy-drama television series Glee originally aired on Fox in the United States. The pilot episode was broadcast as an advanced preview of the series on May 19, 2009, with the remainder of the season airing between September 9, 2009 and June 8, 2010. The season consisted of 22 episodes; the first 13 aired on Wednesdays at 9 pm and the final 9 aired on Tuesdays at 9 pm. The season was executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto; Murphy's production company helped co-produce the series alongside 20th Century Fox.
  4. Glee a.k.a. Glee - Season 3: A third season of the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee was commissioned on May 23, 2010 while the first season aired. It premiered on September 20, 2011, and is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Television, with executive producers Dante Di Loreto and series co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
  5. Glee a.k.a. Glee - Season 4: The fourth season of the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee was commissioned on April 9, 2012. It premiered on September 13, 2012 and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision with executive producers Dante Di Loreto and series co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
  6. GLEE a.k.a. The OpenGL Easy Extension library automatically links OpenGL extensions and core functions at initialisation time. This saves programmers the effort of manually linking every required extension.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Glee

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Google previewDon't Stop Believin' (2010)

The Unofficial Guide to Glee by Erin Balser, Suzanne Gardner

Glee is a comedy, drama and musical all rolled into one. To find a comparable show, you need to go back to the 1980s and the success of Fame, which aired for one season on NBC before being syndicated for its five remaining seasons.

Google previewGlee and New Directions for Social Change (2015)

by Brian C. Johnson, Daniel K. Faill

Glee is a representation of high school life that consists of flashy dance numbers and impromptu singing. Glee dramatizes the continuous struggle of figuring out one's identity. American pop culture engages in perpetuating the cultural ...

Google previewThe Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet (2014)

by Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Satirical glee is a common response from those who write.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1879)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

GLEE is a musical term ...

Google previewEnglish in Mind Level 4 Student's Book with DVD-ROM (2011)

by Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, Peter Lewis-Jones

Glee is a US musical comedy. UNIT 12.

Google previewTHE HARMONICON (1829)

Walmisley's glee is a piece of very correct vocal harmony ; the parts sing well, to use a technical phrase, and the poetry is accurately set, except towards the end, where the repetition of " glisten'1 and " listen," produces something like a play ...

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

GodsPeLL glee (2009–present) (televisiOn) Network: Fox Creator: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan Cast: Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Chord ...

Google previewA dictionary of music and musicians (1922)

by George Grove

A glee is not therefore necessarily of a cheerful character, as the name might seem to imply. That music was in early times commonly associated with cheerfulness is possibly true. The 'Gliggman,' according to Warton, was identical with the ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

GLEE GLORIA King, "The Musical Glasses and Glass Harmonica" (PMA Ixxii, 97); B. Hoffmann, "Glas- harmonika und Glasharfe" (Schweizerische Musikzeitung, 1951). Glee. An 18th-century genre of English choral music, unaccompanied, ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Musicians (1886)

With a Bibliography of English Writings on Music by James Duff Brown

Gained Special Glee Prize offered by the Manchester Gentleman's Glee Soc, 1878. Gained first ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

glebe glee gests that glaze is here a blending of gaze and glare. Lewis Carroll's " portmanteau words" in ALICE are well known; Jesperson lists such telescoping as a regular process in the development of language. It is obvious in slang, ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

The University Glee Club of New York City was founded in 1894 and was organized to provide choral music experiences for men of all ages, like the Mendelssohn Glee Club. Still in existence, the group boasts a membership of over 150 ...

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My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation. (Solomon Burke)
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Scrabble value of G2L1E1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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