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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Reuters Fans of the US women’s national soccer team are elated. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Reactions to the US winning the Women’s World Cup for a fourth time," 7 July 2019 The actress has taken on several exciting new roles this season, and fans are elated. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Zendaya Is The New Face Of Lancôme's Idôle Fragrance," 3 July 2019 The company commended the students for their critical thinking and the students were elated. Chip Reid, CBS News, "Third grade class takes action after finding error in textbook," 18 June 2019 The crowd were mostly Welsh, but there was a great group of away fans supporting, the girls were elated. SI.com, "Road to Women's World Cup: Lynne Cameron Reveals Stories of the Lionesses' Behind the Scenes Photos," 6 June 2019 When a mobile lab sponsored by the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies parked its 16-ton van of equipment at Lone Mountain for a week in 1966, Mother Mary Janet Kubitschek — who had a doctorate in chemistry — was elated, and perhaps tempted. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "Atop Lone Mountain, the history of SF’s first women’s college lives on," 19 June 2019 The landlord was elated to unload his crumbling property on the government. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "One of India's holiest cities is being reborn. Not everyone is happy," 21 Mar. 2019 Watching at home is also the best way to see the final Indy 500 tradition of the weekend: watching the elated winner take a slug of milk in the winner's circle. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Everything You Need to Know about the Indianapolis 500," 25 May 2019 While Meghan looks elated, dressed in her Givenchy wedding gown, her mother stands close by. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Released a New Photo of Doria Ragland For Their Anniversary," 19 May 2019

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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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