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 Newgarden was precisely the opposite of O’Ward’s elated post-race celebration, speaking almost stone-faced in his post-race broadcast TV interview. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2021 Global health and travel medicine specialists were elated that this superior therapy for severe malaria, which had been available for years in other countries, was finally available in the U.S. Aileen Ahiskali, STAT, 12 June 2021 As the first cruise ship since the coronavirus pandemic made its way through the heart of Venice on Saturday, it was escorted by triumphant water-spouting tugboats and elated port workers. NBC News, 6 June 2021 The family walked outside onto American soil, weary but elated. New York Times, 3 June 2021 Teachers were surprised and elated in the morning to find colorful sidewalk chalk notes of appreciation made by students and their parents. Chris Folks, baltimoresun.com, 27 May 2021 Northwestern coach Joe McKeown was elated to see his team in the tournament again after the Wildcats missed out on a trip last season when it was canceled because of the pandemic. Kristie Rieken, Star Tribune, 22 Mar. 2021 Others were just elated that the two partners simply made the decision to be honest with each other. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 12 May 2021 Across the outdoor table, Penny Meier, of Plymouth, was equally elated. Rachel Hutton, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited


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