cloud nine


: a feeling of well-being or elation
usually used with on
still on cloud nine weeks after winning the championship

Examples of cloud nine in a Sentence

I've been on cloud nine ever since I landed my dream job.
Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Swift is still riding cloud nine after spending the weekend performing in her hometown. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2023 Flaim has been skating on cloud nine ever since. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2023 It’s been quite a week for Rhea Seehorn as the actor is still on cloud nine following not one but two Emmy nominations for her performances on AMC’s Better Call Saul and Cooper’s Bar. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 July 2022 Still on cloud nine from that one!! Vogue, 29 Aug. 2021 Tabatha Powe is on cloud nine. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 10 May 2021 Auburn was on the verge of defeat, a likely new low for the program under Harsin, and in the blink of an eye rock bottom turned into cloud nine. Tom Green |, al, 24 Sep. 2022 Stefani was still on cloud nine from helping her singers tap into the heart of their song selections. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2022 Shangela was still on cloud nine after earning a perfect score last week. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloud nine was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Cloud nine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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