glee vs gloating what difference

what is difference between glee and gloating

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.

Derived terms

Translations

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

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊtɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡloʊtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtɪŋ

Verb

gloating

  1. present participle of gloat

Noun

gloating (plural gloatings)

  1. The act of one who gloats.

Translations

Anagrams

  • gigantol, git along, goatling

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