Meaning of “exhilaration” in the English Dictionary

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"exhilaration" in British English

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exhilarationnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪɡˌzɪl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪɡˌzɪl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • A desolate sensation overcame the exhilaration of the afternoon. 
  • A sense of exhilaration possessed Edith. 
  • The exhilaration of fighting quickened every pulse in the fort. 
  • The pleasant feeling connected with the exhilaration of a beautiful morning? 
  • The sense of exhilaration had utterly left him. 

(Definition of “exhilaration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)