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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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 An elated Kelly hugged and applauded the pair after their song. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Sang With Police Officers at Her Concert and the Response Was So Powerful," 23 Feb. 2019 Stepping out for the Schiaparelli show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael seemed elated to be reunited ahead of their work on the forthcoming Downton Abbey movie. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Downton Abbey Stars Just Reunited at the Schiaparelli Show in Paris," 21 Jan. 2019 In the video, Selleck approaches Cox, who seems positively elated to see her old friend, who played Dr. Richard Burke, the boyfriend to Cox's Monica Geller for ten episodes of the 90s hit comedy from the show's second season to the show's tenth. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Courteney Cox and Tom Selleck, a.k.a. Monica and Richard, Had A Surprise 'Friends' Reunion!," 19 Dec. 2018 And, somewhat understandably, fans were elated to see the royal Fab Four reunited once more: For more royals and can't-miss fashion and beauty news, sign up for the Harper's BAZAAR Newsletter. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears the Perfect Pre-Winter Outfit for Her Visit to Yorkshire," 14 Nov. 2018 As a mixed woman and mother to our two biracial girls, I was moved by Black Panther and was elated to see a cast of black characters who were presented powerfully, beautifully, and mostly positively. Andrew Grant-thomas And Melissa Giraud, Good Housekeeping, "Parents: Maybe Don't Buy Your Kid That Black Panther Costume This Halloween," 11 Oct. 2018

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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