Definition of jubilus
: the melisma on the last a of alleluia from which the sequence of the mass developed —called also jubilatio
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Origin and Etymology of jubilus
Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, cry of joy, from Latin jubilum, from jubilare to jubilate
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