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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Jennifer Lopez recited the final line of the Pledge of Allegiance in jubilant Spanish. Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, "Week 1 and counting in the Biden-Harris era as Latinos wait on immigration promises," 27 Jan. 2021 Even with those sobering notes, many Democrats in Texas and beyond were jubilant. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Amid Texas Democrats’ jubilation, Biden’s call for unity earns skepticism from many Texas Republicans," 20 Jan. 2021 In her maternal grandfather’s hometown of Thulasendrapuram, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) from the southern coastal city of Chennai, people were jubilant and gearing up for celebrations. Aijaz Rahi, BostonGlobe.com, "Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP," 20 Jan. 2021 Republicans in the Minnesota State Senate were feeling jubilant after the November election. New York Times, "In Minnesota, a G.O.P. Lawmaker’s Death Brings Home the Reality of Covid," 18 Jan. 2021 But with the vaccine rollout underway, the rich are returning in time for what stands to be a memorably jubilant period: the reopening of New York City. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "It Looks Like the Rich Aren’t Abandoning New York After All," 20 Jan. 2021 There were a lot of jubilant Raiders after the game. Sid Hartman, Star Tribune, "Sid's column from 1977: Vikings' Super Bowl loss to Raiders hurt the most," 27 Dec. 2020 Normally, jubilant street and bar scenes follow winners celebrating with uncorked bottles of sparkling wine, but this year authorities have urged much caution because of the virus. Fox News, "Spain's 'El Gordo' Christmas lottery shells out $489,000 in winnings," 23 Dec. 2020 Love in the Days of Rebellion opens with a jubilant scene at Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. Kaya Genç, The New Republic, "When Historical Fiction Is a Crime," 30 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of jubilant was in 1667

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15 Feb 2021

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“Jubilant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilant. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jubilant

: feeling or expressing great joy : very happy


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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