[joo-buh-ley-shuh n]


a feeling of or the expression of joy or exultation: Their jubilation subsided when they lost the second game.
a joyful or festive celebration.

Origin of jubilation

1350–1400; Middle English jubilacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin jūbilātiōn- (stem of jūbilātiō) a shouting for joy, equivalent to jūbilāt- (see jubilate) + -iōn- -ion
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Related Words for jubilation

joy, happiness, festivity, merriment, exultation, triumph, gladness

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a feeling of great joy and celebration
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Word Origin and History for jubilation

late 14c., from Old French jubilacion "jubilation, rejoicing," and directly from Latin jubilationem (nominative jubilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of jubilare (see jubilant).

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