exultant

adjective
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

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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 Three senators previously bound to their desks on Capitol Hill were exultant to be back and Iowa seemed glad to welcome them; the sun came out and balmy temperatures rose into the 40s after days of snow and cold. al, "Joe Biden in Iowa: Trump is more George Wallace than George Washington," 2 Feb. 2020 The protesters spend a few exultant minutes hurling projectiles and insults down the stairs of a subway exit at riot police below. The Economist, "DiscontentSocial unrest in places like Hong Kong is not proof of economic failure," 5 Dec. 2019 On the night he was released, hundreds of rebellious and exultant JNU students met in the campus and chanted the azadi slogan, which was telecast live by Indian media. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Once “azadi” got students arrested—now all Indians are raising the slogan," 19 Dec. 2019 The lushness of Krasa’s chord structures, the oft-ecstatic nature of the works’ climaxes and the exultant, sheer exclamatory joy of its finale utterly defy the circumstances of Terezin. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "‘Silenced Voices’: A haunting album with music from those who died in the Holocaust," 19 Nov. 2019 The Wall was actually breached by exultant Berliners who chipped away at the wall with pickaxes, demolishing parts of it in the process. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Iconic photos from the night the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago," 7 Nov. 2019 Even as analysts panned his seeming capitulation to Ankara, Trump was exultant. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump’s enormous gift to Erdogan," 18 Oct. 2019 The score, three selections by popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, range in mood from elegiac to exultant. Janine Parker, BostonGlobe.com, "At Jacob’s Pillow, Gallim offers dances of hope and humanity," 8 Aug. 2019 Paris became the center of the world, and Stardust provided the exultant soundtrack. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Stardust On The Gay Bars, Firings & Failures That Led To 'Music Sounds Better With You'," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of exultant

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 5 Apr. 2020.

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exultant

adjective
How to pronounce exultant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

exultant

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

Kids Definition of exultant

: very happy and excited

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exultantly adverb

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