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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jubilantly adverb

Examples of jubilant in a Sentence

the nominee's jubilant acceptance speech before the cheering crowd

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Renowned for jubilant colored gems, Pomellato was founded in 1967 for the independent career woman, one who would need pieces to transition from work to evening—and was able to buy her own jewelry. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Jane Fonda Speaks Out About Female Empowerment on International Women's Day," 8 Mar. 2019 The mood was jubilant and celebratory—just like Gordon's billowing ballgowns and floral skirts. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Carolina Herrera Gives Washington Some Real Fashion for a Change," 3 May 2019 The finale built inexorably to a brassy, jubilant final flourish, some bloopers notwithstanding. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Concertgebouw Orchestra Shows Off Its Legacy at Carnegie," 19 Jan. 2018 In the capital, Kinshasa, an opposition stronghold, the atmosphere was mostly jubilant, as streets teemed with people playing music and listening to results. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Catholic Church Questions Surprise Congo Election Results," 10 Jan. 2019 In the West Bank, family members were jubilant as news of her victory came in early Wednesday. Mohammed Daraghmeh, Fox News, "Palestinian-American candidate is source of West Bank pride," 8 Aug. 2018 The news was met with jubilant celebration from Virginia Sens. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Amazon HQ2: all of the news about its controversial search for a new headquarters," 7 Sep. 2017 But the mood wasn't too jubilant underwater: Ballard says the implications of the tragedy quickly set in after making the discovery. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "The Hunt for the Titanic Was Actually a Hunt for Lost U.S. Nuclear Submarines," 17 Dec. 2018 While European politicians bickered about where the immigrants should go, those rescued by the Open Arms were jubilant — jumping, chanting and hugging their rescuers. Renata Brito And Frances D'emilio, chicagotribune.com, "Fear turns to joy as rescue boat saves 60 in Mediterranean Sea," 30 June 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 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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to take the place or position of

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