Adjective "jubilant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph.
  1. 'But those who took part were jubilant that in their eyes the event had been ‘such a success’.'
  2. 'The two had been out together the previous night, and Montgomery appeared tired but jubilant.'
  3. 'She walks slowly down a street now emptied of cars and people, but soon breaks into a jubilant run.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'The jubilant winners said they would relax for a couple of days before preparing for the television round.'
  6. 'It started on election night 1998 with John Howard jubilant before an ecstatic crowd.'
  7. 'Mark Williams was jubilant after his title triumph ended his 26-month wait for a tournament win on home soil.'
  8. 'Students, former guerrilla fighters, police and soldiers took to the streets in a jubilant parade.'
  9. 'After the game the jubilant fans carried on celebrating, filling the pubs and painting the Welsh capital blue and white.'
  10. 'More than 150 jubilant residents clapped and cheered as plans to build homes on a children's play area were thrown out.'


1. showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant: the cheers of the jubilant victors; the jubilant climax of his symphony.

More examples(as adjective)

"dealers can be jubilant at reachings."

"groups can be jubilant with results."

"supporters can be jubilant on dates."

"supporters can be jubilant as spreads."

"radicals can be jubilant at things."

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