ju·​bi·​la·​tion | \ ˌjü-bə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce jubilation (audio) \

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 on the Web The stock’s 17% jump Thursday morning, therefore, reflects as much relief as jubilation. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Twitter Snaps to It," 6 Feb. 2020 In the Chiefs' locker room late Sunday night, jubilation numbed any pain. Adam Kilgore, Anchorage Daily News, "‘That play in our back pocket’: How Patrick Mahomes rallied the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win," 3 Feb. 2020 Then the announcement came at 11 a.m. Friday, the balloons dropped and jubilation ensued. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Huntsville International voted nation’s top small airport," 24 Jan. 2020 The reality on the streets, where antigovernment protests have swelled, with calls for an end to Iran’s influence, was something else, though, as fear of what may come outweighed any jubilation over the killing of General Suleimani. Falih Hassan, New York Times, "A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S.," 3 Jan. 2020 That means these family reunions on the road, when the Buckeyes emerge from enemy territory looking for familiar faces, are never about consolation, only jubilation. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Ohio State football families know they’re part of a living history of dominance: A final Michigan memory," 4 Dec. 2019 That was good for 63 points as his teammates — his parents, Kathy and Joe; sister, Jodie Gariety; and sister-in-law, Nicki — erupted in jubilation. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This tight-knit Germantown family won $20,000 on 'Family Feud'," 13 Jan. 2020 When airport authorities announced that all departing flights had been canceled on Tuesday, for the second day in a row, there was jubilation among the thousands of protesters gathered there. James Griffiths, CNN, "Mob violence tests the limits of Hong Kong's leaderless protest movement," 15 Aug. 2019 Only days ago, there was jubilation over the success of the popular movement to force Rosselló out of office. DÁnica Coto, chicagotribune.com, "Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised after weeks of protests, and successor Pedro Pierluisi is sworn in by judge," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of jubilation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jubilation

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“Jubilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilation. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jubilation

: great happiness or joy


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: the act of rejoicing : the state of being noisily happy

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