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 Reisman is elated about what Wednesday’s launch means: that American taxpayers will no longer have to pay for seats on a Russian Soyuz. Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg.com, "SpaceX Is Poised for Defining Moment With First Humans on Rocket," 23 May 2020 And are there any people who reached out that you were specifically shocked or elated to hear from? Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Dave on Dave: Lil Dicky dissects season 1 of his breakout series," 30 Apr. 2020 Amid assurances that the ship was disease free, hundreds of elated passengers disembarked. Richard C. Paddock, New York Times, "Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse," 10 Mar. 2020 After days of circling in the sea, hundreds of elated passengers disembarked in the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville on Feb. 14, amid assurances the ship was free of the coronavirus. David Yaffe-bellany, BostonGlobe.com, "Cruise giant Carnival works to manage deepening coronavirus crisis," 19 Feb. 2020 Kevin Durant’s New Headspace The Nets new star is focused on his recovery and elated to be coming to Brooklyn—so can everyone... WSJ, "See WSJ. Magazine’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 Media: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle Video of the event shows elated students personalizing their new shoes at decorating stations. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Video shows Houston-area students receiving brand new shoes, toys for Giving Tuesday," 4 Dec. 2019 Dustin Burell, general manager of a local daily fee course, The Quarry, was elated. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Face coverings will be mandatory in public in Bexar County; COVID-19 cases jump to 918," 16 Apr. 2020 Jenna was completely shocked by the surprise and totally elated. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Channing Tatum Is Reportedly "Happy" for Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee," 20 Feb. 2020

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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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7 Jun 2020

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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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