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

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • “I was perfectly sure that Ross was telling us the truth,” jubilated Teddy.

  • “It was the third time and out for them, all right,” jubilated Teddy.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall Spencer Davenport
  • Certainly, Bear Creek jubilated with a greater degree of noise than did the others.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Sotomayor was jubilated with half his salary of nine thousand ducats, which he enjoyed for five years longer.

  • 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
  • "Yes, indeed; plenty of work here," he jubilated—and Terry's heart beat expectantly.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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