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 That tension, between the mundane and the unexpected — exultant outbursts and exploding red tulle gowns versus scripted bits with a case of the Mondays — vibrated throughout this year’s Emmys. Mary Mcnamara, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Corrin, who uses they/them pronouns, is known for their turn as Princess Diana on The Crown, and brings an exultant modernity to their first major lead role in a film. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2022 The sensation was that of Beethoven coming straight at you, no ducking, which could be both exultant and crude. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2022 All these works — even the obsessive and eerie ones — feel somehow exultant. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 This is a moving, ultimately exultant novel that will stay with you long after the final words have been uttered. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 Lance was exultant, but also exhaling: Some of the pressure had been relieved. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2022 Mary Jobst, a resident of Earlham, and an ardent opponent of the Arbor Hill project, was exultant about MidAmerican’s cancellation. Robert Bryce, Forbes, 24 July 2022 Yet the exultant statistics of sports provide only mild diversion from the grim statistics of war. New York Times, 15 July 2022 See More

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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 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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