What does the word gladsome mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Causing or having a feeling of joy.

Usage examples for gladsome

  1. On either side the children took their stand, And all the three were silent for awhile: Till one, the gentler, whisper'd some soft word, Mingling her young locks with that silvery hair; And the old man the child's meek voice obey'd, Rose,- lingering yet to breathe the gladsome air- Or catch the faint note of the neighbouring bird; Then leaning on the two, his head he bow'd, And from the daylight pensive pass'd away. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. Under the gleaming lights were a hundred happy couples, dancing away the gladsome hours. – Shawn of Skarrow by James Tandy Ellis
  3. This is a gladsome day, sire; For we together meet. – Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California by Mary Evarts Anderson