Word of the Week (WOW): jubilation

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly meme is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.


Here’s my WOW for this week:



Part of Speech

ju-bi-la-tion ((jo͞o′bə-lā′shən)

1) a feeling of joy or exultation.
2) a joyful or festive celebration.
3) the act of rejoicing or jubilating.

1) ecstasy, elation, excitement, exultation, joy, jubilance, jubilancy, merriment, triumph,
2) celebration, festivity, jamboree, jubilee, revels
3) exultation, merrymaking, rejoicing, revelry

Word Origin
1350–1400; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin jūbilātiō wild shouting =jūbilā(re)

Use in a Sentence
1) With the long summer holiday stretching ahead of them, the children were overflowing with jubilation.

Happy children racing Copyright Jackson Elizabeth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2) There was jubilation throughout the land as the news spread.

Ve Day Street Party, 1945

3) They laughed in jubilation as they received the positive response they’d been hoping for.

Young couple celebrating at the Bellevue Hotel, Brisbane, 1940

If you want to discover more great words then visit Heena’s page Word Treasure.

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