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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At his event in Washington, Steyer toggled between his two dominant modes, apocalyptic and jubilant. Max Abelson, Bloomberg.com, "Call Him Mr. Impeachment: Tom Steyer’s War Against Donald Trump," 25 Apr. 2018 Surely, the most confident Tottenham fan didn't leave home for Stamford Bridge expecting to return this jubilant. SI.com, "Unrealistic Expectations: How Antonio Conte's Success at Chelsea Shaped His Fate & Likely Departure," 3 Apr. 2018 The Russian team goes crazy as a jubilant Moscow crowd cheers on their advancement to the quarterfinals. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 As the full-time whistle blew the television cameras panned to show the jubilant Juventus supporters. SI.com, "PHOTOS: Arsenal Fan Spotted Amongst Juventus Crowd as Tottenham Drop Out of the Champions League," 8 Mar. 2018 No one is more surprised, insists Shanahan, jubilant, than the Vera team that 19 months later, there hasn’t been a single fight. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Inside a Radical Experiment to Transform the Lives of Incarcerated Women," 22 Aug. 2018 Eubanks was jubilant at the win, but also that his faith in Thompson had been so quickly justified. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "Oregon State men's basketball's burgeoning trust, chemistry to be put to test in final 3 weeks," 15 Feb. 2018 Each month, Zone brings foreign DJs to play for jubilant crowds. Sarah Souli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kosovo Is an All-Night Party—And Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," 26 Oct. 2018 And though the models who followed didn’t join in on an all-singing, all-dancing revue, a jubilant energy carried through. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Opens Balmain With a Lip-Synched Tribute to Prince," 28 Sep. 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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