what is difference between glee and gloating
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.
- enPR: glē, IPA(key): /ɡliː/
- Rhymes: -iː
glee (countable and uncountable, plural glees)
- (uncountable) Joy; happiness great delight, especially from one’s own good fortune or from another’s misfortune.
- Synonyms: merriment, mirth, gaiety, gloat
- (uncountable) Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
- (music, countable) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices, not necessarily merry.
glee (third-person singular simple present glees, present participle gleeing, simple past and past participle gleed)
- To sing a glee (unaccompanied part song).
- Egle, Lege, lege
- something that is wet because it has been pasted together
- Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.
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.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊtɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡloʊtɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -əʊtɪŋ
- present participle of gloat
gloating (plural gloatings)
- The act of one who gloats.
- gigantol, git along, goatling