ju·​bi·​lant | \ ˈjü-bə-lənt How to pronounce jubilant (audio) \

Definition of jubilant

: feeling or expressing great joy : exultant the jubilant winner

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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First Known Use of jubilant

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jubilant

see jubilate

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10 May 2022

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“Jubilant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilant. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for jubilant


ju·​bi·​lant | \ ˈjü-bə-lənt How to pronounce jubilant (audio) \

Kids Definition of jubilant

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

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