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 The company didn’t disclose profits or losses for either of those businesses, but some analysts were jubilant at any new data. Rob Copeland, WSJ, "Google Parent Posts Weak Earnings but Unveils YouTube, Cloud Results," 3 Feb. 2020 Mr Johnson will be jubilant about the scale of his victory, and understandably so. The Economist, "Britain’s election Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories," 13 Dec. 2019 The 1920s was a time of jubilant music, unique fashions, and culture being turned on its head. oregonlive, "Hip-hop, Brazilian athleticism and a classic fairy tale step up the winter dance season," 6 Jan. 2020 Mickey Mouse Ray-Bans These Ray-Ban sunglasses come in the brand’s classic Wayfarer style, but boast a little something extra: A jubilant Mickey Mouse lines the inside of the frames for just enough character without going over the top. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Gifts for the Friend Who Travels to Disney at Least Once a Year," 17 Dec. 2019 Sunday began with a jubilant celebration among Morales' foes. Fox News, "Bolivia ex-president Evo Morales on the run as supporters clash with police, barricade roads," 12 Nov. 2019 Unlike jubilant celebrations in metropolitan cities for returning American troops, Nez's Navajo community of Chi Chil Tah, 23 miles southwest of Gallup, was subdued. Betty Reid, azcentral, "To Chester Nez, last of the original Code Talkers, the words are more than a code," 29 Aug. 2019 While the popular image of the end of World War I in November 1918 includes ticker tape parades and jubilant celebration, the reality was far different. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "To Remember the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, Commemoration Project Looks to Public Art," 30 July 2019 The semifinal win sparked jubilant celebrations from Algerian communities around the world. Matias Grez, CNN, "AFCON 2019: Algeria and Senegal face one in a generation chance to make history," 18 July 2019

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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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9 Feb 2020

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“Jubilant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilant. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jubilant

: feeling or expressing great joy : very happy


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Kids Definition of jubilant

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

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