elated

adjective
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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Simon, so elated with Howie for choosing her as his golden buzzer, even came over to give the Deal or No Deal host a big bear hug and suggest that the two begin a record label together. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Fans Are Taking Issue With Courtney Hadwin After Discovering Her Past," 15 Aug. 2018 Lopez and Rodriguez were certainly elated over the kind gesture, and A-Rod couldn't help but share his joy on social media yesterday. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Barack Obama Surprised Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez With a Sweet Letter for Their Engagement," 22 Mar. 2019 After the personalized performance, an elated Isaiah snatched the balloon for his own enjoyment while Jacob continued to doze. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Share First Video of Their Life With Baby Jacob," 3 Mar. 2019 Few Oscars attendees were more elated to hit the red carpet, as well as present onstage during the ceremony, than KiKi Layne, who was there for the first time. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Inside KiKi Layne’s Stunning Beauty Transformation for the Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 My colleagues in the Verge New York office tried them out before me, and each was elated (one, already an owner of 1000X M2s was more frustrated than thrilled) with how comfortable Sony’s latest headphones feel. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Wireless headphones are improving faster than anything else in tech," 31 Aug. 2018 The prince gave a rousing speech, and the crowd was elated when his wife Meghan joined him onstage. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Made a Surprise Joint Appearance at WE Day," 6 Mar. 2019 No one, however, was more elated than the women of The View, who kicked off their November 8 show with the news. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Why Am I Still Thinking About How The View Celebrated Britney Spears' Divorce?," 28 Nov. 2018 The team appeared elated, too, during its victory lap on the bus Monday. Elaine Ganley, The Seattle Times, "World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of elated

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

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elated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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