Definition of jubilation
1 : an act of rejoicing : the state of being jubilant The news was greeted with jubilation.
2 : an expression of great joy the jubilations of the garrison were short-lived — C. R. Low
Examples of jubilation in a Sentence
the jubilation of the crowd
Recent Examples of jubilation from the Web
There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs’ locker room to wade into that territory.
The anxiety that Indonesians feel in the weeks after Trump’s victory couldn’t contrast more strongly with the jubilation when Obama was elected.
The documentary captures, tellingly, the thinking of the Japanese command, the jubilation of the attackers.
In an earlier era, the network might have had a buzz of jubilation at the Republican candidate succeeding.
The evening began with jubilation and festive chaos.
The arrival of a few oranges on a cargo ship every couple of months is cause for jubilation.
There was the jubilation of it lifting off and the agony of it crashing.
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Origin and Etymology of jubilation
First Known Use: 14th century
JUBILATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jubilation for English Language Learners
: great happiness or joy
JUBILATION Defined for Kids
Definition of jubilation for Students
: the act of rejoicing : the state of being noisily happy
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