There are 2 main definitions of jubilate in English:

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jubilate 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞obəˌlāt/

verb

[no object] archaic
Show great happiness; rejoice: sing and jubilate aloud
More example sentences
  • Australian Robbie McEwen jubilates as he crosses the finish line.
  • The Australian Socceroos jubilate after defeating Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, yesterday.
  • No wonder people of all ages and political orientations are jubilating.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin jubilat- 'called out', from the verb jubilare, used by Christian writers to mean 'shout for joy'.

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Syllabification: ju·bi·late

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Jubilate 2

Pronunciation: /ˌjo͞obəˈlātē/ /ˌyo͞obəˈlätā/

noun

[in singular]
1Psalm 100 (99 in the Vulgate), beginning Jubilate deorejoice in God,” especially as used as a canticle in the Anglican service of matins.
1.1A musical setting of this.
Example sentences
  • The opening Jubilate made for a rousing start, though there were some uncertainties of pitch in the orchestra which made for a certain jitteriness at times.
  • Purcell composed two such odes, and his Te Deum and Jubilate in D were written for the celebration of 1694.

Origin

Latin, 'shout for joy!', imperative of jubilare (see jubilate).

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Syllabification: Ju·bi·la·te

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