Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exultingly joyful.
  • adj. Expressing joy.

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  • adj. In a state of elation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Uttering songs of triumph; shouting with joy; triumphant; exulting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rejoicing, as with songs or acclamations; uttering sounds or expressions of joy: as, to be jubilant over success.
  • Expressing or exciting joy; manifesting or denoting exultation or gladness.
  • Synonyms Exultant, triumphant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of high-spirited delight
  • adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

Etymologies

Latin iūbilāns, iūbilant-, present participle of iūbilāre, to raise a shout of joy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The atmosphere was jubilant from the moment we walked in to the very last moment in our private villa outside the entrance.

    LA Wine Fest 2006 – California Wine with a Hollywood Twist

  • As Barry Bonds nears Babe Ruth's career total of 714 home runs, play-by-play announcers are facing an awkward first: how do you call a jubilant moment that many people believe is, on some level, a fraud?

    Bonds: Tough Call

  • Canterbury as they gathered in jubilant groups outside places of business and beside their front gates, talking excitedly together.

    Prudence Crandall, Woman of Courage

  • The poet, now in jubilant spirits, collected all the compositions of which his taste approved, and had them printed near him, so that correct proof-sheets might be sent to the publishers across the Ocean.

    The Poems of Henry Timrod.

  • Labeling her Obama's "baby mama" and calling her jubilant fist jab a "terrorist fist jab," is only the beginning of the nastiness.

    Bonnie Fuller: Michelle Obama's War Against the W(B)itchhunters

  • Conrig smiled, recalling the jubilant face of his brother Stergos as the doctor relayed the windspoken message of Princess Ullanoth: The gates of the palace are wide open, and most of its garrison has fallen to my sorcery.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • I recall the jubilant ring of Ben Hill as, lifting an old placard on

    The old South,

  • He said the crew of the Maersk Alabama was "jubilant" when they received word that Phillips was safe.

    Captain Richard Phillips rescued from Somali savages.

  • Jon M. Huntsman Jr. - who described himself as "jubilant" about Divine Strake's cancellation - were in the front lines of the opposition, right next to antiwar progressives.

    Hold the Mushrooms

  • He adds that they are "jubilant" about Pennsylvania the ejection of Rick Santorum from elected politics really is a richly deserved event, though nowhere near sufficient for today

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