jubilation

noun
ju·bi·la·tion | \ ˌjü-bə-ˈlā-shən \

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

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The tournament has resulted in scenes of jubilation around Britain, and thousands of fans have traveled to Russia to cheer their team on. Sabra Ayres, latimes.com, "U.K. official accuses Russia of dumping poison in Britain," 5 July 2018 The levels of jubilation can vary depending on how significant the strike is, or depending on the passion of the scorer. SI.com, "6 of the Wildest Celebrations Ever Seen in Football," 19 June 2018 Their sense of jubilation could be felt all day as Twitter was alight with memes both celebrating Philadelphia's trip to the big game and, eventually its win over New England. Eder Campuzano, OregonLive.com, "Super Bowl 2018: 20 of the best memes, from selfie kid to Eagles misspelling things," 4 Feb. 2018 Rubin’s pure jubilation punctuated his and countless others’ exhaustive efforts to seek justice for Meek. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "Liberty At Last: The Process Behind the 76ers' Bell-Ringing Ceremony," 4 May 2018 The broader structural architecture of the final two movements was less vividly projected, but the atmosphere of almost raucous jubilation in the finale came through loud and clear. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "At BSO, Prokofiev’s Fifth and Brahms at his most lyric," 27 Apr. 2018 And Sugarland’s rootsy jubilation is replaced with anodyne arena folk-rock. New York Times, "The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs," 20 Apr. 2018 The Syrian president's high spirits were matched by displays of jubilation in Damascus, where government supporters took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate their backing for Assad and express scorn for the strikes. Liz Sly, chicagotribune.com, "Syria's Assad said to be in 'good' mood, scorns U.S. weaponry after airstrikes," 15 Apr. 2018 The Syrian president’s high spirits were matched by displays of jubilation in Damascus, where government supporters took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate their backing for Assad and express scorn for the strikes. Washington Post, "Syria’s Assad in a ‘good mood,’ scorns U.S. weaponry after airstrikes," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jubilation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jubilation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jubilation

: great happiness or joy

jubilation

noun
ju·bi·la·tion | \ ˌjü-bə-ˈlā-shən \

Kids Definition of jubilation

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

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