noun, plural jubili /ˈdʒubəˌlaɪ/ [joo-buh-lahy] Show IPA . Liturgy.
(in Roman Catholic music) a rejoicing, melodic group of tones to which
is chanted the last “a”
of the second and third alleluias, often following the gradual of the Mass.
< Medieval Latin:
shout of joy, Latin jūbilum
a wild cry, shepherd's song; see jubilate