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 Brayden Schenn added an insurance goal into an empty net with 1:29 left in the third period as jubilant fans hugged and waved rally towels. Houston Mitchell, latimes.com, "The Sports Report: Dodgers are great, but still need bullpen help," 4 June 2019 If the reception for Rory McIlroy after his valiant attempt to make the cut Friday had been emotional, the wall of noise that greeted Lowry was thunderous and jubilant. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Shane Lowry clinches Claret Jug for first major title," 21 July 2019 That sparked a Twitter response from both sets of fans, who were jubilant to see the youngster demonstrate his goalscoring touch once again in west Yorkshire, despite some rather overzealous claims... SI.com, "Eddie Nketiah: Twitter Reacts as Leeds' On Loan Arsenal Striker Nets Second Goal in as Many Games," 22 Aug. 2019 Nonetheless, Citizens for Responsible Solar is claiming victory, jubilant over the preservation of sites such as Raccoon Ford, a river crossing once used by the Marquis de Lafayette and, later, by Union and Confederate troops. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "A company suggested installing solar panels near Virginia Civil War battlefields. Locals raged — and what happened next will happen again, experts say.," 10 Sep. 2019 Mr Modi’s supporters, resentful of Kashmir’s exceptionalism, were jubilant; everyone else, including, importantly, Pakistan, apoplectic. The Economist, "India abruptly ends the last special protection enjoyed by Kashmir," 6 Aug. 2019 The mood was at once jubilant, celebrating the Latino community’s growing political and economic power, and somber, as roughly 5,000 attendees absorbed the grim news unfolding out of Texas. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "At San Diego meeting of Latino leaders, ACLU head pledges ‘hot’ focus on immigration," 3 Aug. 2019 The president sets the agenda most days with a morning press conference, delivered with a smile and often followed by visits to small towns where he is received by jubilant supporters. Washington Post, "AP Explains: State of Mexico under President López Obrador," 31 Aug. 2019 Now, barely a fortnight after England won the tournament, jubilant supporters await Test cricket’s greatest spectacle. M.j., The Economist, "The Ashes will feature the weakest pair of cricket teams in decades," 31 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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2 Nov 2019

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The first known use of jubilant was in 1667

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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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