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[joo-buh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdʒu bəˈleɪ ʃən/
a feeling of or the expression of joy or exultation:
Their jubilation subsided when they lost the second game.
a joyful or festive celebration.
Origin of jubilation
1350-1400; Middle English jubilacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin jūbilātiōn- (stem of jūbilātiō) a shouting for joy, equivalent to jūbilāt- (see jubilate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
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  • An inaugural ceremony was performed upon the making of a member, which terminated with a jubilation from the President.

  • Pateley was altogether in a high state of jubilation in those days.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • In short, I supposed that I had concealed alike grief and jubilation, and taken the result in a purely philosophic spirit.

    Search-Light Letters Robert Grant
  • The news was received at the Austrian capital with jubilation.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • By the time California had reported three-fourths of its votes, it was all over but the jubilation.

    Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for jubilation


a feeling of great joy and celebration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for jubilation

late 14c., from Old French jubilacion "jubilation, rejoicing," and directly from Latin jubilationem (nominative jubilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of jubilare (see jubilant).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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