The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening. (noun)
Examples of word exhilaration
Infinite was moved within Himself, and shone and coruscated in that circle, from the centre outward and again to the centre: and that commotion we term exhilaration; and from that exhilaration, variously divided within Himself, was generated the potency of determining the fashioning of the letters.
Pure exhilaration is in woefully short supply at the movies.
You have to admire the joy of one of the four men soaring through the familiar "little swans" variation from "Swan Lake," his smile beaming to the balconies, wide-mouthed in exhilaration and -- in contrast to his colleagues, who were shooting him well-timed disapproving looks -- luxuriating like a little boy in the sheer thrill of flying through space.
But, for all that, there was a certain exhilaration about her.
As with other great conductors this young maestro senses, seizes on and communicates every scintilla of its pastoral joy, lugubrious shtetl memory, piquant nostalgia and sky-touching exhilaration, which is not to say that he slights delicacy or subtlety.
On the second, Larry Hughes lofted the ball high for James, who soared, jammed it in, then came down screaming for several seconds in exhilaration.
In a recent article, he recalled the exhilaration of shooting someone as a teenager, and being intoxicated by the rush of living out the I fe he'd seen on screen in "The Godfather."
First exhilaration occurs when a young scientist compares alternative ideas or models with observations and discovers how something works.
The only thing I would confess to is what Winston Churchill, who was an early master of our craft, described as the exhilaration of being shot at without result.