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 Fans of the Today show were elated when anchor Hoda Kotb recently announced that she and her boyfriend of six years, Joel Schiffman, got engaged. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Star Hoda Kotb Reveals SUPER Exciting Details About Her Wedding," 6 Dec. 2019 A year before the election, many pundits and pollsters have declared that the state could be the tippiest of tipping points — and residents are elated. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "All eyes are on Wisconsin, the state that’s gearing up to define the presidential election," 5 Nov. 2019 The couple from Missouri was at first elated, but after receiving shocking news from their doctor, their world was turned upside down. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Their unborn baby tested positive for meth. Then they learned their house was once a meth lab.," 23 Sep. 2019 The address Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when her series Fleabag won Outstanding Comedy Series was an elated, vibrant, and welcome game-changer late into the ceremony. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "Game of Thrones’ Muted Victory Lap at the Emmys," 23 Sep. 2019 That tongue-in-cheek response fit side-by-side with OSU co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley’s elated stance on the return of his most dangerous defensive weapon. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "How Chase Young’s return affects both Ohio State football and Penn State," 19 Nov. 2019 Of course, Allen was way too elated to be meeting Markle (and get a hug from her) to care about the measly makeup stain. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Meghan Markle’s Makeup Mishap Is All Too Relatable," 8 Nov. 2019 Italians don’t like betrayals,’’ said an elated Salvini. BostonGlobe.com, "A coalition anchored by the populist 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party took a trouncing with a combined 37.5 percent.," 29 Oct. 2019 Students from the class of Monte Vista fourth-grade teacher Jee Tahk were elated to climb into a 10,000-pound JCB 48Z-1 mini-excavator. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Glendale Unified students charged up at GWP Utility Day," 11 Oct. 2019

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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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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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