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elation

Syllabification: e·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ēˈlāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of elation in English:

noun

Great happiness and exhilaration: Richard’s elation at regaining his health was short-lived
More example sentences
  • We caught the shuttle back to Heathrow, and arrived back with our heads still dizzy with emotion, a mixture of elation and relief.
  • Couldn't it be an illusion of people gone astray in elation and ecstasy?
  • Eventually the finish line draws into view and it is at an end: a complex surge of relief and elation floods the veins.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Old French elacion, from Latin elat- 'raised', from the verb efferre (see elate).

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