elat·​ed | \ i-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce elated (audio) \

Definition of elated

: marked by high spirits : exultant

Other Words from elated

elatedly adverb
elatedness noun

Examples of elated in a Sentence

Alec felt elated—it was the first time that the stallion hadn't drawn back into the stall at the sight of him. — Walter Farley, The Black Stallion, (1941) 2002 But I was elated when my song was banned. I mean, nothing could have complimented me more than to hear they just banned it at such-and-such a station … — Tom Petty, quoted in Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2002 Inside the … hall, the combination of national crisis and imminent electoral victory creates an atmosphere at once pensive and elated. — Yossi Klein Halevi, New Republic, 25 Dec. 2000 Much elated with her success, Jo did "tell on," all about their plays and plans, their hopes and fears for Father, and the most interesting events of the little world in which the sisters lived. — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1869 She was elated at the news. she was elated upon learning that she had been accepted by her first-choice college See More
Recent Examples on the Web Love Island time meant claiming your chair in the living room with a throw, a bowl of ice cream, and elated anticipation. Ali Wentworth, Town & Country, 8 May 2022 They are joined by two elated fans in the shot, with both young women wearing glittery tiaras and their own sashes over floor-length prom gowns. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2022 The actor also shared a picture of their little one who was wrapped up in a blanket and enjoying an embrace from her elated parents. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 14 Apr. 2022 Perhaps no one is more elated than her 27-year-old daughter, McClain said. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 As elated as the scientists are that the giant panda population has been brought back from the brink, the National Zoo warns that the danger of extinction still lurks. Amy Eskind, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 Brent Spiner is elated Star Trek: Picard is offering greater insight into Data and Lore by delving deeper into their creator’s family tree. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2022 But Democrats last year chose to bring them back, and more than a few Republicans were quietly elated. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 11 Mar. 2022 You are being asked to pay top dollar—up to seven hundred of them, for an orchestra seat—not to be discomfited and provoked but, rather, to be enchanted, elated, and sent home satisfied. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of elated

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elated was circa 1619

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11 May 2022

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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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