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jubilate

[joo-buh-leyt] /ˈdʒu bəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), jubilated, jubilating.
1.
to show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
2.
to celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
Origin of jubilate
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin jūbilātus (past participle of jūbilāre to shout for joy), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
jubilatory
[joo-buh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdʒu bə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Historical Examples
  • And after glaring at me wildly he would go on, jubilating and sneering.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • Suddenly Leonore called back in jubilating tones, "Salo, Salo, did you hear?"

    Maezli Johanna Spyri
  • The boy had done his jubilating too soon, and the sight of Brisco and Spangler filled him with panic.

  • The colossal tomfoolery—the—the indecent way people were jubilating over the greatest disaster in history.

    The Messenger

    Elizabeth Robins
British Dictionary definitions for jubilating

jubilate

/ˈdʒuːbɪˌleɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to have or express great joy; rejoice
2.
to celebrate a jubilee
Word Origin
C17: from Latin jūbilāre to raise a shout of joy; see jubilant

Jubilate

/ˌdʒuːbɪˈlɑːtɪ/
noun
1.
(RC Church, Church of England) the 100th psalm used as a canticle in the liturgy
2.
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 jubilating

jubilate

v.

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

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