Definition of jubilant in English:

jubilant

adjective

  • Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph.

    ‘a large number of jubilant fans ran on to the pitch’
    • ‘But those who took part were jubilant that in their eyes the event had been ‘such a success’.’
    • ‘Foreign companies were jubilant, since they would get unprecedented access to the Chinese market.’
    • ‘The two had been out together the previous night, and Montgomery appeared tired but jubilant.’
    • ‘At Martin's family home in neighbouring Conception Bay, however, the mood was jubilant.’
    • ‘She walks slowly down a street now emptied of cars and people, but soon breaks into a jubilant run.’
    • ‘A jubilant Oxford crew spray the bubbly as they celebrate an impressive row in the 151st Boat Race.’
    • ‘By the time I returned to my mother's, she was jubilant because she had received two phone calls to assure her that the bag was safe and well.’
    • ‘Tourism bosses are jubilant at the publicity Scarborough is receiving prior to the 2004 holiday season.’
    • ‘The jubilant winners said they would relax for a couple of days before preparing for the television round.’
    • ‘And jubilant retail bosses are celebrating a similar success story throughout last year.’
    • ‘It started on election night 1998 with John Howard jubilant before an ecstatic crowd.’
    • ‘The Sligo fans were definitely jubilant and dozens of camera phones captured the moment but that's as far as it went.’
    • ‘Mark Williams was jubilant after his title triumph ended his 26-month wait for a tournament win on home soil.’
    • ‘The big fellow immediately sprinted towards jubilant home fans and was booked for throwing his jersey to the ground.’
    • ‘Students, former guerrilla fighters, police and soldiers took to the streets in a jubilant parade.’
    • ‘The jubilant crowd shrieked as the balls sailed into the stands' perimeters and crashed into the boundary.’
    • ‘After the game the jubilant fans carried on celebrating, filling the pubs and painting the Welsh capital blue and white.’
    • ‘The mood was jubilant and Edith thought that her exile and imprisonment were finally over.’
    • ‘More than 150 jubilant residents clapped and cheered as plans to build homes on a children's play area were thrown out.’
    • ‘The streets were packed, and the mood was jubilant, as more and more policemen and women continued to pour in during the afternoon.’
    overjoyed, exultant, triumphant, joyful, jumping for joy, rejoicing, cock-a-hoop, exuberant, elated, thrilled, gleeful, euphoric, ecstatic, beside oneself with happiness, enraptured, in raptures, rhapsodic, transported, walking on air, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine
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Origin

Mid 17th century (originally in the sense ‘making a joyful noise’): from Latin jubilant- ‘calling, hallooing’, from the verb jubilare (see jubilate).

Pronunciation

jubilant

/ˈdʒuːbɪl(ə)nt/