exult

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verb ex·ult \ig-ˈzəlt\

Definition of exult

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to leap for joy

  3. 2 :  to be extremely joyful :  rejoice the team exulted in their victory

exultingly

play \ig-ˈzəl-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of exult in a Sentence

  1. That was the best meal I've ever had! he exulted.

  2. the winners of the Super Bowl spent the next week exulting in their victory

Origin and Etymology of exult

Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, literally, to leap up, from ex- + saltare to leap — more at saltation


First Known Use: 1548


EXULT Defined for English Language Learners

exult

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verb ex·ult \ig-ˈzəlt\

Definition of exult for English Language Learners

  • : to feel or show great happiness

  • : to say (something) in a very excited and happy way


EXULT Defined for Kids

exult

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verb ex·ult \ig-ˈzəlt\

Definition of exult for Students

exulted

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exulting

  1. :  to feel or show great happiness :  rejoice

History for exult

When we exult we feel like jumping for joy. At first the English word exult meant “to jump for joy.” Exult came from a Latin word exsultare that meant literally “to jump up.” This word was formed from the prefix ex-, meaning “out,” and the verb saltare, meaning “to jump.”



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