jubilation

noun
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 Far across the Atlantic came the sound of jubilation, at least from some corners of the American right. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 In my South Berkeley home, a mile or so from campus, word of Annie’s homecoming was greeted with jubilation. Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 His reversal sent shock waves throughout the sports world, and his teammates and Buccaneers fans reacted with jubilation. Rob Maaddi, ajc, 14 Mar. 2022 His reversal sent shock waves throughout the sports world, and his teammates and Buccaneers fans reacted with jubilation. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Mar. 2022 When soldiers streamed into Bamako, they were met with jubilation. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2022 That frustration, however, quickly turned to jubilation at the Cardinals' NFL draft party in Glendale. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2022 Muhammad says while the 2020 celebrations were smaller in person, the joy and jubilation of Kwanzaa was still palpable. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, 26 Dec. 2021 Johnson scored a career-high 38 points with his final 3 connecting off glass at the buzzer to give the Suns an 115-114 comeback stunner over New York before a sellout crowd of 17,071 at Footprint Center that lost its minds in jubilation afterward. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of jubilation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jubilation

see jubilate

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25 May 2022

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“Jubilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilation. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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jubilation

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

Kids Definition of jubilation

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

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