ex·​ul·​ta·​tion ˌek-(ˌ)səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce exultation (audio)
: the act of exulting : the state of being exultant

Examples of exultation in a Sentence

The crowd cheered in exultation.
Recent Examples on the Web Then the humblest guy in the bullpen stood on the mound in exultation, pumping his fist and letting out a little yell. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2023 Word that Uruguay was seeking a trade deal with China prompted exultation at El Álamo ranch, a lush expanse of grass punctuated by cactus and herds of cattle on the eastern plains of Uruguay. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, 14 July 2023 The sheer exultation of communing, something else elusive for the person with ASD, is felt throughout the Mandell Weiss Forum. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2023 Recalling his youth, the dying man’s desolation turns to exultation as a heavenward journey begins. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023 Felt the exultation of a championship parade. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 26 Sep. 2022 These clouds of unknowing around individual personalities add to a strain of puzzled mysticism in Strout’s work, in which characters leading lives blighted by toil and unshareable terrors suddenly experience flashes of intense perceptions, almost a kind of exultation. Pankaj Mishra, The New York Review of Books, 20 Oct. 2021 But the exultation of his initially flopped 1963 holiday album, A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, has only intensified with time. Barry Walters, Billboard, 17 Jan. 2021 Kyle Shanahan doesn’t announce which San Francisco 49ers made the Pro Bowl in a group setting because the head coach knows exultation be mixed with dejection. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exultation was in the 15th century

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“Exultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultation. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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