cloud nine

noun

Definition of cloud nine

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

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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 Star Wars fans have been living on cloud nine these past few months. Susan B. Barnes, Condé Nast Traveler, "Star Wars Day at Sea Brings the Force to Your Disney Cruise," 6 Feb. 2020 The Dolphins were 7-6 after beating New England on that miracle, last second trick play, and the team never came off cloud nine. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Kelly: Adam Gase hasn’t learned from his Dolphins tenure | Commentary," 31 Oct. 2019 Here's how each team has performed in their last five fixtures: Norwich are on cloud nine at the moment, whereas Burnley badly need a win to stop the rot. SI.com, "Burnley vs Norwich Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 19 Sep. 2019 Are Going Viral Elijah wasn’t the only one on cloud nine that day. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Birthday Boy, 5, Poses in Up-Themed Photo Shoot with Great-Grandparents: 'He Was So Excited'," 13 Sep. 2019 Ariana's currently on her Sweetener Tour. Ariana Grande has been on cloud nine for the past year. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "This is The Real Reason Why Ariana Grande Might Skip the VMAs This Year," 25 July 2019 The musical Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is marching towards Broadway, and the group's Otis Williams is on, well, cloud nine about how things are going with it so far. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Otis Williams on the Success of 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations' Musical and the Group's New Album," 2 July 2018 Both sides will be on cloud nine after their previous victories, so this one is poised to be a clash of epic proportions. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: France vs Belgium - Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Predictions & More," 9 July 2018 This former Victoria’s Secret Angel is back on cloud nine! Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart Is Engaged to German Soccer Player Kevin Trapp," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of cloud nine

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cloud nine was in 1959

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20 Feb 2020

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“Cloud nine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20nine. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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