elated

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adjective elat·ed \i-ˈlā-təd\

Definition of elated

  1. :  marked by high spirits :  exultant

elatedly

adverb

elatedness

noun

Examples of elated in a Sentence

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. She was elated at the news.

  6. she was elated upon learning that she had been accepted by her first-choice college

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First Known Use of elated

circa 1619


ELATED Defined for English Language Learners

elated

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adjective

Definition of elated for English Language Learners

  • : very happy and excited



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