Definition of jubilant in English:

jubilant

Line breaks: ju¦bi|lant
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːbɪl(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

jubilance

noun
More 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

adverb
More 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!’

Origin

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

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