ex·​ul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌek-(ˌ)səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce exultation (audio) , ˌeg-(ˌ)zəl- \

Definition of exultation

: 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 More Stories For all those triumphal dimensions, though, the defining mood of these books is not exultation. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Ongoing Horror of #MeToo," 24 Oct. 2019 Nadal thrust his left fist in exultation, while some spectators — including the golfer Tiger Woods — did the same. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Schwartzman Beats Zverev, but Struggles With What Comes Next," 2 Sep. 2019 Not surprisingly, the concerto then races to its finish, the solo part ricocheting from the lowest pitches to the highest and back in a burst of rhythmic exultation. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO review: Cynthia Yeh finds poetry in concerto’s U.S. premiere," 4 Oct. 2019 American Factory charts the wave of exultation that greeted the arrival of Fuyao, followed by culture clashes, growing pains, and eventually forms of internal and external pushback that had been largely unknown to the company. David Sims, The Atlantic, "American Factory Is a Complex Chronicle of Global Capitalism," 30 Aug. 2019 The image of Chastain celebrating her game-winning shot — on her knees, fists clenched, a look of exultation on her face, waving her jersey and wearing only that black sports bra on her torso — is iconic. Chuck Schilken, latimes.com, "Brandi Chastain’s 1999 World Cup bra has gone from the bottom of a pile to up on her wall," 7 June 2019 Curry finished with 33, and once again, from certain hallway locations, the shouts of exultation could be heard from inside the visitors’ locker room. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Game 2 joins the list of the Warriors’ greatest road wins," 3 June 2019 The exultation also felt like a message to Simmons’s boyhood friend Didi Gregorius, the Yankees’ shortstop. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Anything Andrelton Can Do, Didi Will Try to Do Better," 29 Apr. 2018 Alex Jebailey stood in the middle of a wrestling ring on Friday night, his hands raised in victory – but his exultation wasn’t just about winning a match. Jay Reddick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Daytona event brings together video-game and pro-wrestling enthusiasts," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of exultation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Exultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultation. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of exultation

: a feeling of great happiness and excitement : an exultant feeling

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