jubilation

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

Definition of jubilation

  1. 1 :  an act of rejoicing :  the state of being jubilant The news was greeted with jubilation.

  2. 2 :  an expression of great joy the jubilations of the garrison were short-lived — C. R. Low

Examples of jubilation in a Sentence

  1. the jubilation of the crowd

Recent Examples of jubilation from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'jubilation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of jubilation

see jubilate


JUBILATION Defined for English Language Learners

jubilation

play
noun

Definition of jubilation for English Language Learners

  • : great happiness or joy


JUBILATION Defined for Kids

jubilation

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

Definition of jubilation for Students

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up jubilation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to plunder or ravage

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!