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[joo-buh-leyt] /ˈdʒu bəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), jubilated, jubilating.
to show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
to celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
Origin of jubilate
1595-1605; < Latin jūbilātus (past participle of jūbilāre to shout for joy), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ātus -ate1
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[joo-buh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdʒu bə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for jubilated
Historical Examples
  • “It was the third time and out for them, all right,” jubilated Teddy.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall

    Spencer Davenport
  • “I was perfectly sure that Ross was telling us the truth,” jubilated Teddy.

  • It happened to be another decision rendered in a letter, and they jubilated together over the sentiment conveyed therein.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Sotomayor was jubilated with half his salary of nine thousand ducats, which he enjoyed for five years longer.

  • Certainly, Bear Creek jubilated with a greater degree of noise than did the others.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "Yes, indeed; plenty of work here," he jubilated—and Terry's heart beat expectantly.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
  • Luckily Bann and I had not got to the work of striking the tent, and so we jubilated while some others cussed.

    At Plattsburg

    Allen French
British Dictionary definitions for jubilated


verb (intransitive)
to have or express great joy; rejoice
to celebrate a jubilee
Word Origin
C17: from Latin jūbilāre to raise a shout of joy; see jubilant


(RC Church, Church of England) the 100th psalm used as a canticle in the liturgy
a musical setting of this psalm
Word Origin
from the opening word (Jubilate make a joyful noise) of the Vulgate version
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Word Origin and History for jubilated



"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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