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

  • n. The act of rejoicing.
  • n. The condition or feeling of being jubilant.
  • n. A celebration or other expression of joy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of jubilating or exulting; a rejoicing; exultation; triumph.

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

  • n. a feeling of extreme joy
  • n. the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
  • n. a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event


Latin iūbilātiō ("a shouting for joy"). (Wiktionary)


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