[ ig-zuhlt ]
/ ɪgˈzʌlt /
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verb (used without object)
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory.
Obsolete. to leap, especially for joy.
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Origin of exult
1560–70; <Latin ex(s)ultāre to leap up, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + -sultāre (combining form of saltāre to leap)
OTHER WORDS FROM exultex·ult·ing·ly, adverbself-ex·ult·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exultexalt, exult
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How to use exult in a sentence
Holding the violin aloft, he cried exultingly: Henceforth thou art mine, though death and oblivion lurk ever near thee!The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
"Ye can't keep a rid-head bottled up," Larry Malone, another member of the company, shouted exultingly.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
We made a wretched score, and the strangers went in exultingly.
Then she spoke again—very differently—not so exultingly, far more tenderly and carefully.North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Joe seized it by the hind feet, and exultingly exclaimed that the prize was safely his own.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
British Dictionary definitions for exult
/ (ɪɡˈzʌlt) /
to be joyful or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success; rejoice
(often foll by over) to triumph (over); show or take delight in the defeat or discomfiture (of)
Derived forms of exultexultation (ˌɛɡzʌlˈteɪʃən), nounexultingly, adverb
Word Origin for exult
C16: from Latin exsultāre to jump or leap for joy, from saltāre to leap
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