elat·​ed | \ i-ˈlā-təd \

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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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 Justin and Hailey have seemed nothing but happy—no, make that elated—about the engagement. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Justin Bieber Reportedly Spent Half a Million Dollars on Hailey Baldwin's Engagement Ring," 13 July 2018 Most were elated–but not surprised– to discover that Joanna, who is the mother of five including a five-month-old baby boy, had no plans of slowing down. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Joanna Gaines’ New Book 'Homebody' Reminds Us Why There’s No Place Like Home," 8 Nov. 2018 Fans of the Estefans’ longtime band, Miami Sound Machine, will be elated to hear that the show features original members playing the music live. Tantri Wija, The Seattle Times, "The music and life stories of Gloria and Emilio Estefan aim to get you ‘On Your Feet’," 16 Oct. 2018 When the Human Genome Project — the massive endeavor to map all the genes that make humans human — was completed in 2003, scientists were elated. Brian Resnick, Vox, "How scientists are trying to predict your future with your genes," 23 Aug. 2018

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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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