exultation

noun
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 Their later falling-out over matters of pornography and pedophilia is not explored in the documentary, but Soko expresses its early exultation with an intoxicating expansiveness. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 June 2022 The track builds to a mammoth moment of vocal exultation, again orchestrated to bellow through arenas later this year. Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 12 May 2022 But judging by the scenes of exultation and joy on the ice at China’s National Indoor Stadium on Friday, the Italian national team will cope just fine without them. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 Chen, who stumbled to a 17th-place ranking in the short program at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, pumped his fist in exultation at the end. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 Nixon, a very fine actress, managed to invest this storyline with authentic anguish and exultation. Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Then came James’s signature exultation: Wooooooooooooo! Dan Charnas, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2022 So how exactly did the game end with Curry and his teammates dancing in exultation, as giddy as schoolchildren on the playground at recess, while a capacity crowd at Chase Center roared? Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Jan. 2022 For Republicans, particularly those uneasy with Mr. Trump and battered by the party’s string of losses on his watch, Mr. Youngkin’s triumph delivered a moment of exultation. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of exultation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Exultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exultation. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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