(n.) Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; paricularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
(n.) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.
(1) The prime minister told the Radio Times he was a fan of the "brilliant" US musical drama Glee, preferred Friends to The West Wing, and chose Lady Gaga over Madonna, and Cheryl Cole over Simon Cowell.
(2) They talk of cutting down to size , of hiving off, of limiting the scope, with all the manic glee of a doctor urging his patient to consider the benefits of assisted suicide.
(3) Glee and American Horror Story impresario Ryan Murphy returns with this camptastic take on the slasher genre where a sorority house is besieged by a killer.
(4) He lost no time climbing on the back of the clown car of the demagogue who, with ghoulishly oedipal glee, he calls “Daddy”.
(5) Today the TV show Glee depicts small town Ohio as a place where a teenage boy can openly express his homosexuality.
(6) But the new micro-institutions of journalism already bear the hallmarks of the restrictive heritage they abandoned with such glee.
(7) The answer, apparently, is comedian Eddie Izzard , along with a whole fleet of red-carpet English entertainers , who are to be driven north to bring shine and glee to the rather dreary Project Fear .
(8) James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the manic Genie in Aladdin, won for best featured actor in a musical and could barely contain his glee as he thanked a long list of people that included God and his wife.
(9) Those growing up in the gloomy postwar period remember his films with glee, especially the three My Favourite .
(10) The earphones were with Eva, 11, who was listening to the soundtrack of Glee at a loud enough level to produce that particularly annoying mixture of hiss and thud.
(11) In the last photos of her, taken barely 10 minutes before the Russian bombs landed, she shows off a new bracelet and freshly painted nails with glee, then squeezes a kiss from her squirming baby sister.
(12) City were ahead again before half-time, Santa Cruz dummying over Shaun Wright-Phillips' centre for Bellamy to plunder the goal he so richly deserved, but three is not enough to guarantee City victory these days, and Kenwyne Jones, on as substitute, headed in from four yards to get Wearside's barmy army crowing with glee.
(13) Anthony Glees, director of the centre for security and intelligence studies at the University of Buckingham, said: "The fact that these people were killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) might suggest not just that this is a very dangerous place but that the Afghans aren't particularly good at delivering security."
(14) Tory right-to-buy plan threatens mass selloff of council homes Read more Labour councils, responding to the squalor and overcrowding of Victorian and Edwardian cities, and the graphic failure of private landlords and developers to deal with it – indeed the glee with which some of them exploited it – had constructed much of Britain’s early municipal housing in the 1900s.
(15) They jeered each time the soldiers sallied forth and fired off a round or threw a stun grenade, mocking them and chanting with unflagging glee.
(16) Rusbridger also questioned the claims of Britain's security chiefs that the Guardian's revelations had undermined national security and – in the words of the head of MI6, Sir John Sawers – left al-Qaida rubbing its hands in glee.
(17) It has Democrats on the congressional committee salivating with glee.
(18) Mr Glees insisted the files he saw were not the same as those obtained by MI5 through official channels.
(19) Gone are the days when winning The Apprentice meant a lifetime spent buffing Lord Sugar's paperclip collection while weeping with glee in a stationery cupboard off the A1023.
(20) The hyperbole that followed yesterday’s story was astonishing – Professor Anthony Glees reportedly branded Snowden “a villain of the first order” – Darth Vader eat your heart out.
(n.) Merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity.
(n.) That which causes merriment.
(1) But the young Sontag could barely contain her mirth: "I just couldn't stop laughing," she says.
(2) She laughs raucously again, mirth appearing to be, incongruously, her way of acknowledging pain.
(3) Proving that laughter is infectious – and the best antidote – British actor Emma Watson showed Twitter solidarity with thousands of women who have posted mirthful pictures of themselves in defiance of a call by a Turkish politician for women to stop laughing in public.
(4) This was greeted with mirth in the courtroom but he was charged with insulting the president, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison.
(5) That, at least, is what many people have insisted from antiquity on – while prompting at the same time all kinds of counter-claims that other species share our expression of mirth (monkeys and, most recently, rats being the most common candidates, though there is one suggestion, in an ancient Jewish commentary, that for some reason Aristotle thought herons were laughers too).
(6) Anatomists may take an especial interest in the letters No 1903 to HERDER and No 1904 to CHARLOTTE v. STEIN (both dated the March 27, 1784) which demonstrate the discoverer's mirth in finding out the human os intermaxillare.
(7) Provoking MPs' schoolboy mirth at the hint of an innuendo to the female MP, the prime minister joked: "Maybe I should start all over again."
(8) My Twitter stream, largely metropolitan, explodes with mirth: this’ll take Farage down a peg or two!
(9) SEE YOU IN COURT There was much mirth on Twitter when judges in the ninth circuit court of appeals upheld a temporary restraining order on Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
(10) An unfortunate camera angle left pundit Glenn Hoddle's tight trousers in full view, leading to endless mirth on Twitter.
(11) Herman Van Rompuy, a man whose very name seems to provoke mirth in anglocentric circles, is known for composing the occasional haiku .
(12) Humor measures assessed appreciation (including mirth, subjective ratings, and response sets), comprehension, and production, while competence measures included teacher ratings of classroom behavior, peer reputation, and achievement.
(13) He has a soft, almost hushed voice, glasses that press down on the tops of his ears, making them flop over like wings, and a frequent, mirthful smile.
(14) The news of Ramos’s remarks sparked mirth amongst the cybersecurity community, who began poking their own holes in the claims.
(15) The fact that this particular man has long been characterised as tremendously powerful only adds to the mirth.
(16) It is difficult to measure the effect of laughter and mirth on changing one's mindset, but in 12 months not a single instance of death of a child occurred resulting from diarrhea or malnutrition.
(17) A different order of difficulty across items, and a different profile of "mirth" responses to the items did, however, correlate with site of lesion.
(18) Gallingly, the elevation has also exposed him to the mirth of his old friend Richard Rogers , whose own life peerage he had previously enjoyed teasing.
(19) As Claudius said in Hamlet: “With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage.” Weddings, to me, feel heavy with expectation, pregnant with emotion, saturated with hope, fear and hard-to-keep promises.
(20) To detect changes in these components during a mirthful laughter experience, the authors studied 10 healthy male subjects.