ju·bi·lant | \ˈjü-bə-lənt \

Definition of jubilant 

: feeling or expressing great joy : exultant the jubilant winner

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Other Words from jubilant

jubilantly adverb

Examples of jubilant in a Sentence

the nominee's jubilant acceptance speech before the cheering crowd

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Their families, who had been keeping vigil in a muddy encampment outside the cave, were jubilant. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 Dettori was jubilant in his triumph, kissing Meghan Markle’s hand and hoisting the trophy for photos. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had Such a Grand Old Time at the Horse Race," 19 June 2018 While politicians bickered, those rescued by the Open Arms were jubilant and ecstatic, jumping, chanting and hugging their rescuers. Washington Post, "Spanish rescue boat saves 60 migrants off Libyan coast," 30 June 2018 While politicians bickered, those rescued by the Open Arms were jubilant and ecstatic, jumping, chanting and hugging their rescuers. Fox News, "Spanish rescue boat saves 60 migrants off Libyan coast," 30 June 2018 So when Marco Tardelli bagged for his beloved Italy in the 1982 World Cup final, his celebration was understandably jubilant and so, so fun to watch. SI.com, "6 of the Wildest Celebrations Ever Seen in Football," 19 June 2018 After that, deflated and on tired legs, the West Germans allowed Hurst the run of the pitch as jubilant England supporters made their way over the advertising hoardings. Gianluca Costantini, CNN, "From headbutts to the 'Hand of God': 11 moments that shook the World Cup," 7 June 2018 Sweeping shots of the landscape, its beaches, and its vibrant community, paired with her jubilant vocals, create a poignant message of hope almost one year after Maria. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Kim Viera's Music Video For "Como" With Daddy Yankee Celebrates Puerto Rico's Resilience," 13 July 2018 Belgium manager Roberto Martinez was in a jubilant mood after his side's 2-1 win over Brazil in their FIFA World Cup quarter-final in Kazan on Friday. SI.com, "Belgium Manager 'Proudest Man on Earth' After Impressive World Cup Win Over Brazil," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of jubilant

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jubilant

see jubilate

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English Language Learners Definition of jubilant

: feeling or expressing great joy : very happy


ju·bi·lant | \ˈjü-bə-lənt \

Kids Definition of jubilant

: expressing great joy especially with shouting : noisily happy The hero was greeted by a jubilant crowd.

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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