Simple Definition of exult
: to feel or show great happiness
: to say (something) in a very excited and happy way
Examples of exult
“That was the best meal I've ever had!” he exulted.
<the winners of the Super Bowl spent the next week exulting in their victory>
Origin of exult
Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, literally, to leap up, from ex- + saltare to leap — more at saltation
First Known Use: 1548
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History for exult
When we exult we feel like jumping for joy. At first the English word exult meant “to jump for joy.” Exult came from a Latin word exsultare that meant literally “to jump up.” This word was formed from the prefix ex-, meaning “out,” and the verb saltare, meaning “to jump.”
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