- 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
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Examples from the Web for jubilating
And after glaring at me wildly he would go on, jubilating and sneering.Lord Jim
Suddenly Leonore called back in jubilating tones, "Salo, Salo, did you hear?"Maezli
The boy had done his jubilating too soon, and the sight of Brisco and Spangler filled him with panic.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear
Stanley R. Matthews
The colossal tomfoolery—the—the indecent way people were jubilating over the greatest disaster in history.The Messenger
- 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 jubilating
"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper