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

Definition of elated

: marked by high spirits : exultant

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web Everyone was overjoyed—no, elated—and the clothes and accessories reflected that. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "At the Inauguration, Pearls Transcended Tradition," 21 Jan. 2021 When DeWine announced that schools would be included in Phase 1B, some were both surprised and elated. cleveland, "With the state shirking vaccine planning to local governments, some are concerned if Ohio will be ready to ramp up shots," 10 Jan. 2021 And when it was announced the following April that a vaccine from University of Pittsburgh scientist Jonas Salk was both safe and effective at protecting against the virus, Americans were understandably elated. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Throughout history, mass vaccine rollouts have been beset by problems," 10 Jan. 2021 Its series finale elated fans in a way few long-running shows can. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 20 best TV shows on Disney+ to watch right now," 6 Jan. 2021 No Miami Dolphins player, perhaps other than rookie Tua Tagovailoa, could be more elated about Ryan Fitzpatrick’s comeback on Saturday in Las Vegas than cornerback Byron Jones. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Byron Jones, Dolphins turn focus to playoff push after overcoming costly plays vs. Raiders," 28 Dec. 2020 Jackson seemed elated to be back after a 10-day quarantine, and more starters will come off the reserve/COVID-19 list to face the Browns. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens vs. Browns scouting report for Week 14: Who has the edge?," 14 Dec. 2020 But Turnbill's successor, Scott Morrison, who has often boasted of his special rapport with Trump, seemed no less elated by Biden's victory. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Joe Biden drops early clues about his Asia agenda," 3 Dec. 2020 The latest example: HBO’s recent David Byrne’s American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee and filmed in front of an elated pre-pandemic live audience during the acclaimed production’s engagement at the Hudson Theatre. Naveen Kumar, Town & Country, "Broadway's Best Seats Are Now in Your Living Room," 1 Dec. 2020

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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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4 Feb 2021

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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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