1. a feeling of great happiness (Freq. 2)
Derivationally related forms: ↑rejoice
Hypernyms: ↑happiness
2. the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
Syn: ↑exultation, ↑jubilation
Derivationally related forms: ↑jubilate (for: ↑jubilation), ↑rejoice, ↑exult (for: ↑exultation)
Hypernyms: ↑utterance, ↑vocalization
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success (Freq. 1)

rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day


a triumphal success


a triumphant shout

Syn: ↑exultant, ↑exulting, ↑jubilant, ↑prideful, ↑triumphal, ↑triumphant
Similar to: ↑elated
Derivationally related forms:

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