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jubilant

[ joo-buh-luhnt ]
/ ˈdʒu bə lənt /
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adjective

showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant: the cheers of the jubilant victors; the jubilant climax of his symphony.

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Origin of jubilant

1660–70; <Latin jūbilant- (stem of jūbilāns, present participle of jūbilāre to shout, whoop), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ant--ant

OTHER WORDS FROM jubilant

ju·bi·lance, ju·bi·lan·cy, nounju·bi·lant·ly, adverbun·ju·bi·lant, adjectiveun·ju·bi·lant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jubilant

jubilant
/ (ˈdʒuːbɪlənt) /

adjective

feeling or expressing great joy

Derived forms of jubilant

jubilance or jubilancy, nounjubilantly, adverb

Word Origin for jubilant

C17: from Latin jūbilāns shouting for joy, from jūbilāre to give a joyful cry, from jūbilum a shout, wild cry
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