1. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.
2. The state of being enlivened or cheerful.
Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it be a much lighter motion. --Bacon.
Syn: -- Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety; hilarity; merriment; jollity.
n : the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly
conceal his excitement when she agreed" [syn: excitement]