ex·​u·​ber·​ance | \ ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rən(t)s How to pronounce exuberance (audio) \

Definition of exuberance

1 : the quality or state of being exuberant youthful exuberance
2 : an exuberant act or expression

Examples of exuberance in a Sentence

the exuberance of the housing market was an encouraging economic indicator
Recent Examples on the Web What jumps out to me is the exuberance, the ambition. Alexa Hampton, House Beautiful, 23 Sep. 2021 Even tempered by the legacy of COVID protocols, there is exuberance in that sentence. Cathy Huyghe, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Both the French 75 and the Mojito are fresh and radiant—the former is bright exuberance, a firework contained in a glass, and the latter is practically made of sunshine. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 24 June 2021 There was an exuberance in all this, but also notes of melancholy and desperation. Michael Barone, WSJ, 16 Apr. 2021 In her designs, Washington captures the era’s exuberance via diamond rings with geometric details and flapper-worthy chains adorned with golden fans. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2021 The play’s exuberance is leavened with relentless honesty about the need to find a sense of belonging amid the chaos and confusion of early adulthood. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2021 But the exhilaration of watching athletic exuberance matched with fine control wouldn’t mean nearly as much without the emotional depth that is Taylor’s hallmark. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 As such, this inaugural design aims to blend Catalan creativity and exuberance with Italian taste and savoir-faire. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of exuberance

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exuberance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exuberance. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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