Examples of exult in a sentence
“That was the best meal I've ever had!” he exulted.
the winners of the Super Bowl spent the next week exulting in their victory
Origin and Etymology of exult
Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, literally, to leap up, from ex- + saltare to leap — more at saltation
First Known Use: 1548
EXULT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exult for English Language Learners
: to feel or show great happiness
: to say (something) in a very excited and happy way
EXULT Defined for Kids
History for exult
When we exult we feel like jumping for joy. At first the English word exult meant “to jump for joy.” Exult came from a Latin word exsultare that meant literally “to jump up.” This word was formed from the prefix ex-, meaning “out,” and the verb saltare, meaning “to jump.”
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