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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Many people were elated when the Food and Drug Administration approved the gene therapy on May 24 to treat all forms of the disease in children up to that age. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "The world’s most expensive medicine could save toddlers’ lives. But getting it is complicated," 8 Aug. 2019 Stroud, 46, was elated and amazed when the competition judges announced that Docfully and an altruistic exercise app, Vizer, would share the $1 million development money, which will be released in stages as goals are met. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The $1 million challenge prize goes to ...," 5 Aug. 2019 Disney has finally cast the lead role in its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and fans are elated that Ariel will be played by Halle Bailey. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Disney Just Cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in Its Live-Action The Little Mermaid Remake," 4 July 2019 While workers and some groups are elated with the new regulations, many businesses are still scrambling to sort out how to comply. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "'Human right' or 'unnecessary red tape'? Dallas businesses scrambling over new paid sick time law," 27 July 2019 On Friday, April 5, the group showed up at Champs Sports Grill in Pennsylvania to perform for a crowd of elated Pennsylvania State University students. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Jonas Brothers Perform Surprise Concert at Champs Sports Grill," 6 Apr. 2019 Reuters Fans of the US women’s national soccer team are elated. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Reactions to the US winning the Women’s World Cup for a fourth time," 7 July 2019 The actress has taken on several exciting new roles this season, and fans are elated. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Zendaya Is The New Face Of Lancôme's Idôle Fragrance," 3 July 2019 The company commended the students for their critical thinking and the students were elated. Chip Reid, CBS News, "Third grade class takes action after finding error in textbook," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of elated

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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