ju·​bi·​la·​tion ˌjü-bə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce jubilation (audio)
: an act of rejoicing : the state of being jubilant
The news was greeted with jubilation.
: an expression of great joy
the jubilations of the garrison were short-livedC. R. Low

Examples of jubilation in a Sentence

the jubilation of the crowd
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Word History


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First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of jubilation was in the 14th century

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“Jubilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilation. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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ju·​bi·​la·​tion ˌjü-bə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce jubilation (audio)
: an act of rejoicing : the state of being jubilant
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