glee vs gloat what difference

what is difference between glee and gloat

English

Etymology

From Middle English gle, from Old English glēo, glīġ, glēow, glīw (glee, pleasure, mirth, play, sport; music; mockery), from Proto-Germanic *glīwą (joy, mirth), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰlew- (to joke, make fun, enjoy). Cognate with Scots gle, glie, glew (game, play, sport, mirth, joy, rejoicing, entertainment, melody, music), Old Norse glȳ (joy, glee, gladness), Ancient Greek χλεύη (khleúē, joke, jest, scorn). A poetic word in Middle English, the word was obsolete by 1500, but revived late 18c.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: glē, IPA(key): /ɡliː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Noun

glee (countable and uncountable, plural glees)

  1. (uncountable) Joy; happiness great delight, especially from one’s own good fortune or from another’s misfortune.
    Synonyms: merriment, mirth, gaiety, gloat
  2. (uncountable) Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
  3. (music, countable) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices, not necessarily merry.

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Verb

glee (third-person singular simple present glees, present participle gleeing, simple past and past participle gleed)

  1. To sing a glee (unaccompanied part song).

Anagrams

  • Egle, Lege, lege

Limburgish

Noun

glee f

  1. something that is wet because it has been pasted together

Inflection

  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

See also

  • èpperglieëdjómme

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

From Middle High German klein, kleine, from Old High German kleini, from Proto-Germanic *klainiz (shining, fine, splendid, tender), from Proto-Indo-European *gleh₁y- (to cleave, stick). Compare German klein, Dutch klein.

Adjective

glee

  1. small


English

Alternative forms

  • glote, glout (both obsolete?)

Etymology

From Middle English *gloten, glouten, from Old Norse glotta (to grin, smile scornfully) or Old English *glotian, both from Proto-Germanic *glutōną (to stare), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shine), related to Swedish dialectal glotta, glutta (to peep), Middle High German glutzen, glotzen (to stare), Modern German glotzen (to gawk, goggle).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡloʊt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡləʊt/
  • Rhymes: -əʊt

Verb

gloat (third-person singular simple present gloats, present participle gloating, simple past and past participle gloated)

  1. To exhibit a conspicuous (sometimes malevolent) pleasure or sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary’s misfortune.
  2. To triumph, crow, relish, glory, revel.

Translations

Noun

gloat (plural gloats)

  1. An act or instance of gloating.

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References

Anagrams

  • LoTAG

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