English dictionary definition of:



  • any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated


  • cheerful and bright
  • feeling happy appreciation
  • showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
  • eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

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beaming gladiola gladiolus happy

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Starter Course: Unit 5: Section 5 and learn about the word glad in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit Starter course: Initial consonant blends.

Other Spellzone word lists: Emotion, positive

Scrabble score for glad

Scrabble score = 6

generated at 19:07:27 on 01-07-19

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