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

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Examples of exuberance in a Sentence

the exuberance of the housing market was an encouraging economic indicator
Recent Examples on the Web Stamberg, 31 when she was hired, brought youthful exuberance to the job. Jason Loviglio, The Conversation, "NPR is still expanding the range of what authority sounds like after 50 years," 6 Dec. 2019 The 30 budding circus stars in the 2019 Circus Smirkus troupe are ages 11 to 18, and bring youthful exuberance and polished circus skills to grace the Big Top from regions across the United States and Canada. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 22 July 2019 Afterward, Cousins shouted those famous words at members of the media gathering for the postgame, and his exuberance was caught on video. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Preston Smith steals Kirk Cousins' 'You like that?' catchphrase after Packers win," 23 Dec. 2019 But these are forgivable imperfections that, when taken alongside his exuberance, signal an artist with undeniable—if still unrefined—talent. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Musician Who Wants to Be the ‘King of R&B’," 12 Nov. 2019 For both teams, their exuberance on and off the field has been propelled by the joy often seen in Latin baseball culture. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Nearly down-and-out, Astros steal World Series momentum from Nationals after Game 4 rout," 27 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, in the present-day scenes, Paul whittles his natural exuberance down to season 5’s traumatized exhaustion. Darren Franich, EW.com, "El Camino is the Breaking Bad finale for everyone who thought Jesse got a raw deal," 11 Oct. 2019 For all Dudamel’s rhythmic sense, his exuberance and his natural way with popular idioms of all sorts, Gershwin has somehow long befuddled him. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Gustavo Dudamel begins a new L.A. Phil season with no need for a gala," 4 Oct. 2019 The early season indications are that the Reds are the team to beat this campaign, but a youthful Blues side may very well spring a few surprises given their sprightly exuberance. SI.com, "This Weekend's 7 Must-Watch Games From Around Europe," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of exuberance

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exuberance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exuberance. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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