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[joo-buh-ley-shuh n] /ˌdʒu bəˈleɪ ʃən/
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 Unabridged
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  • Each of them did so amid scenes of jubilation and rejoicing.
  • They follow the same form: relief mixed with jubilation that law enforcement is keeping our homeland safe.
  • Such jubilation is understandable, but it may be slightly premature.
  • After the second marker was placed three kilometers to the east, there was jubilation in the air.
  • And it is the jubilation of shooting fun that stayed with me more than the zombies.
  • But when the state ended the arrangement this year, any sense of jubilation among residents was overpowered by bad timing.
  • But in this heavily militarized port city, there are no signs of jubilation.
  • The pockets of jubilation were however, tempered by many more discoveries of bodies by thousands of aid workers.
  • After the jubilation and jumping around in the locker room, the whole speech was that we're not finished.
  • The reactions to this profound news range from pure shock to immediate jubilation.
British Dictionary definitions for jubilation


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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