- showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant: the cheers of the jubilant victors; the jubilant climax of his symphony.
Origin of jubilant
Related Words for jubilancedelight, merriment, glory, jubilation, joy, glee, transport, satisfaction, elation, triumph, rejoicing, happiness, crowing, gloating, exultance, exultancy
Examples from the Web for jubilance
Historical Examples of jubilance
It was not long, but it fairly sang with jubilance and the feel of it in his hand was warm.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Light beams pass and repass in jubilance over the grass blades.Minstrel Weather
Then there came a rush of glad life to his heart and he could have shouted in his jubilance.Castle Craneycrow
George Barr McCutcheon
Birds were chanting matins as if all the jubilance of their short lives must be poured out at once.Moods
Louisa May Alcott
With what a spring of determination, with what a shout of jubilance, will the people rise to their emancipation!The New Freedom
- feeling or expressing great joy
Word Origin for jubilant
1660s, from Latin jubilantem (nominative jubilans), present participle of jubilare "to call to someone," in Christian writers, "to shout for joy," related to jubilum "wild shout." First attested in Milton. Related: Jubilantly.