- a feeling of joy.
- the expression of joy.
Origin of gratulation
Examples from the Web for gratulation
It was promptly made manifest that he had further cause for gratulation.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The King had recovered after a painful operation; it was a moment for gratulation.A History of French Literature
Wherever we cast our eyes, we see some face of friendship, and love, and gratulation: All nature smiles around us.
The grounds for applause and gratulation were really of the slenderest.
Give God the tribute of your gratulation for your good companion.Finger-Ring Lore
Word Origin and History for gratulation
late 15c., gratulacyon "expression of thanks," from Latin gratulationem (nominative gratulatio) "a manifestation of joy, wishing joy, rejoicing," from past participle stem of gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (see grace).