What does the word gleeful mean?

Usage examples for gleeful

  1. He got up and went across to Hazel, who had played three consecutive notes, and was gleeful. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  2. Two or three had guns they let off to add to the gleeful noise. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. His study of the Chinese phonograms at length resulted in the transformation of his careworn face by a slowly dawning smile, the gleeful smile of a mischief- loving child. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
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