- to show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
- to celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
Origin of jubilate
1595–1605; < Latin jūbilātus (past participle of jūbilāre to shout for joy), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ātus -ate1
[joo-buh-ley-tee; yoo-buh-lah-tey, -tee, joo-]
- Also called Jubilate Sunday. the third Sunday after Easter: so called from the first word of the 65th Psalm in the Vulgate, which is used as the introit.
- a musical setting of this psalm.
Origin of Jubilate
First recorded in 1700–10, Jubilate is from the Latin word jūbilāte shout ye for joy
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Examples from the Web for jubilate
But, jubilate, I have got my garden all hoed the first time!
So you do not wonder, I fancy, that Charlie's letter should be such a jubilate.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Amanda Minnie Douglas
But Dick threw his cap high up in the air, and shouted "Jubilate!"
In 1552 the Jubilate was inserted without any restriction as to how often it should take the place of the Benedictus.
The meadow lark, tilting upon the topmost tip of the highest pine, sings to the sky a jubilate in three pure syllables.Mariposilla
Mary Stewart Daggett
- to have or express great joy; rejoice
- to celebrate a jubilee
C17: from Latin jūbilāre to raise a shout of joy; see jubilant
- RC Church Church of England the 100th psalm used as a canticle in the liturgy
- a musical setting of this psalm
from the opening word (Jubilate make a joyful noise) of the Vulgate version
Word Origin and History for jubilate
"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper