Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

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

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

Etymologies

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Latin iūbilātiō ("a shouting for joy").

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