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jubilant

[joo-buh-luh nt] /ˈdʒu bə lənt/
adjective
1.
showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant:
the cheers of the jubilant victors; the jubilant climax of his symphony.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin jūbilant- (stem of jūbilāns, present participle of jūbilāre to shout, whoop), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ant- -ant
Related forms
jubilance, jubilancy, noun
jubilantly, adverb
unjubilant, adjective
unjubilantly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jubilantly

jubilant

/ˈdʒuːbɪlənt/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing great joy
Derived Forms
jubilance, jubilancy, noun
jubilantly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin jūbilāns shouting for joy, from jūbilāre to give a joyful cry, from jūbilum a shout, wild cry
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Word Origin and History for jubilantly

jubilant

adj.

1660s, from Latin jubilantem (nominative jubilans), present participle of jubilare "to call to someone," in Christian writers, "to shout for joy," related to jubilum "wild shout." First attested in Milton. Related: Jubilantly.

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