ex·​ul·​tant ig-ˈzəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce exultant (audio)
: filled with or expressing great joy or triumph : jubilant
an exultant cheer
exultant fans
exultantly adverb

Examples of exultant in a Sentence

The crowd let out an exultant cheer. Researchers are exultant over the new discovery.
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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exultant was in 1653

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“Exultant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultant. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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: full of or expressing joy or triumph
exultantly adverb

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