Learn English – Single word for jumping for joy


I know that I can say "I jumped for joy yesterday along with her." But I want it to be more concise than that while replacing a single verb, as in:

  • I _____ yesterday along with her.

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Best Answer

The exact word you are looking for is Exultant. It literally means jumping out of your skin with joy.

Exultant Merriam Webster

Meaning: to be extremely joyful : rejoice

Usage: the team exulted in their victory

obsolete : to leap for joy

Verb: Exult

I exulted yesterday along with her.


The word exult is made up of ex + sult. The prefix ex mean out of and suffix sult means jump . So, etymologically, it means jump out of oneself with joy.