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 Fans took to the streets in jubilation and football pundits wondered if a change was around the corner. Fortune, "Could Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham, Jr. Be Worth More to Cleveland Than LeBron?," 7 Sep. 2019 After jubilation at the success of their uprising against Rosselló, Puerto Rican protesters have been frustrated at the political infighting and paralysis that's followed. CBS News, "Puerto Rico governor's chosen successor may not be in place when Ricardo Rosselló resigns Friday," 1 Aug. 2019 In Flatbush, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, the citizens of Brooklyn were triggered into wild tribal jubilation: bonfires in the streets, prideful speeches from the top of stoops. . . . Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Harvey Frommer, prolific chronicler of baseball’s ‘golden age’ in New York, dies at 83," 3 Aug. 2019 Rosselló’s decision to step down was met with widespread jubilation. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "The Frustration Behind Puerto Rico’s Popular Movement," 26 July 2019 Kershaw observed with jubilation from the Dodgers’ dugout, his night over after Kyle Garlick hit for him during the onslaught. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' offense dominate in shutout win over the Giants," 18 June 2019 Gauff shot into the air in jubilation, arms stretched toward the sky. Scottie Andrew And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Watch the moment Coco Gauff clinched a comeback victory in the third round of Wimbledon," 5 July 2019 Young men banged drums, people honked their car horns, and women carrying Sudanese flags chanted in jubilation. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Reached by Military and Civilian Leaders," 4 July 2019 Many who poured into the streets of the capital in jubilation after Mugabe’s resignation in late 2017 no longer share such hopes. Farai Mutsaka, Los Angeles Times, "Zimbabweans say their economy is worse than ever: ‘This is hell’," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of jubilation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Oct 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of jubilation

: great happiness or joy


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Kids Definition of jubilation

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

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