ex·​ul·​tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce exultant (audio) \

Definition of exultant

: filled with or expressing great joy or triumph : jubilant an exultant cheer exultant fans

Other Words from exultant

exultantly adverb

Examples of exultant in a Sentence

The crowd let out an exultant cheer. Researchers are exultant over the new discovery.
Recent Examples on the Web And a student of Irish nationalism cannot help but anticipate the potential for civil war, for poverty, and terror at the end of an exultant struggle for a smaller nation’s sovereignty. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 In the 43-second clip, Chance contextualizes the Black experience with events past and present, from his exultant version of George Washington’s death to modern day capitalism. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 2 Mar. 2022 The book begins with a quirkily exultant 30-page ode, relayed in the first person plural and filled with the author’s signature lists. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2022 His tears when his impatience costs them a part of the harvest carry a real sting, and his exultant win in a wine-guzzling contest at the town festival gives him a moment of cathartic release, a victory in the face of defeat. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2022 Years later, Dixon would use the exultant feeling of victory as reason to form his nonprofit Marathon Kids Foundation. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 6 Aug. 2020 Altogether, though, this pulsing, exultant musical connects a classic of American entertainment to a contemporary audience as never before. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2021 The real-world Everett has a brashly self-confident voice, put to work on exultant songs about seeking and finding pleasure. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 7 Jan. 2022 Poggi, Michigan’s associate head coach, had enjoyed many exultant moments in his football life, from his college days playing with Dan Marino at Pittsburgh to his prep coaching triumphs at Gilman and St. Frances. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Exultant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultant. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for exultant


ex·​ul·​tant | \ ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce exultant (audio) \

Kids Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

Other Words from exultant

exultantly adverb

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