Main definitions of jubilate in English

: jubilate1Jubilate2

jubilate1

verb

[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • Show great happiness; rejoice.

    ‘sing and jubilate aloud’
    • ‘The Australian Socceroos jubilate after defeating Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, yesterday.’
    • ‘No wonder people of all ages and political orientations are jubilating.’
    • ‘Australian Robbie McEwen jubilates as he crosses the finish line.’
    • ‘Moravian visitors to the Bryan plantations in South Carolina in 1741 heard ‘a slave woman singing a spiritual at the water's edge,’ her way of ‘jubilating’ at attaining ‘assurance of the forgiveness of sins and the mercy of God in Christ’.’
    • ‘At that moment while she was still trying to contain her overwhelming emotion, the audience were jubilating, to say the least.’
    crow, gloat, swagger, brag, boast
    View synonyms

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin jubilat- ‘called out’, from the verb jubilare, used by Christian writers to mean ‘shout for joy’.

Pronunciation

jubilate

/ˈjo͞obəˌlāt//ˈdʒubəˌleɪt/

Main definitions of jubilate in English

: jubilate1Jubilate2

Jubilate2

noun

  • 1Psalm 100 (99 in the Vulgate), beginning Jubilate deo “rejoice in God,” especially as used as a canticle in the Anglican service of matins.

    1. 1.1 A musical setting of the Jubilate.
      • ‘The opening Jubilate made for a rousing start, though there were some uncertainties of pitch in the orchestra which made for a certain jitteriness at times.’
      • ‘Purcell composed two such odes, and his Te Deum and Jubilate in D were written for the celebration of 1694.’

Origin

Latin, ‘shout for joy!’, imperative of jubilare (see jubilate).

Pronunciation

Jubilate

/ˌyo͞obəˈlätā/