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jubilant

Line breaks: ju¦bi|lant
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːbɪl(ə)nt
 
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Definition of jubilant in English:

adjective

Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph: a large number of jubilant fans ran on to the pitch
More example sentences
  • Mark Williams was jubilant after his title triumph ended his 26-month wait for a tournament win on home soil.
  • The Sligo fans were definitely jubilant and dozens of camera phones captured the moment but that's as far as it went.
  • After the game the jubilant fans carried on celebrating, filling the pubs and painting the Welsh capital blue and white.
Synonyms
informal over the moon, on top of the world, blissed out, on a high, tickled pink
North American informal wigged out
Australian informal wrapped

Origin

mid 17th century (originally in the sense 'making a joyful noise'): from Latin jubilant- 'calling, hallooing', from the verb jubilare (see jubilate).

Derivatives

jubilance

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Just look at the delirious jubilance in York on Monday night after England scraped a 1-0 win over a woeful Germany.
  • Eventually he explains that there is a golf competition on and our persistent jubilance is ruining it for every one.
  • Her smile was slight, one more of peace than jubilance.

jubilantly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • He announces jubilantly that the drinks are on him.
  • When I jubilantly told my friends at the BBC and elsewhere about this bolt from the blue, they were shocked.
  • When she and Cal found them there, she shouted jubilantly, ‘I knew you'd be here!’

Words that rhyme with jubilant

sealantsibilant

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