elat·​ed | \ i-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce elated (audio) \

Definition of elated

: marked by high spirits : exultant

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web Korinek added further details in the comments section of the video, responding to a viewer who said how elated Wright must have felt after being saved. Breanna Bell, PEOPLE.com, 21 July 2022 Prince William seemed elated to be sitting next to his son at Wimbledon. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 10 July 2022 With both of these, people have high levels of energy and activity, and an elated or irritable mood. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 June 2022 The couple was elated but nervous after complications had ended their first two pregnancies prematurely. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2022 Despite the muggy conditions at Saint Vitus, the crowd — which included men and women of all ages and races and was more diverse demographically than your average pop concert — looked elated to be there. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2022 As elated graduates of Baltimore’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School lined up to receive their diplomas Sunday afternoon, the absence of one student was palpable. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 12 June 2022 Even Shawa, who has been leading safaris for 17 years, seemed elated. Mary Holland, Travel + Leisure, 4 June 2022 After a 2-year wait, P-Valley finally returns to Starz on June 3, and the Pynk Posse, as the cast and creator lovingly call show fans, can’t be more elated. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 2 June 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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