gratulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grātulātiōnem, from grātulārī.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹatjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

gratulation (plural gratulations)

  1. (now rare) A feeling of happiness and satisfaction; joy, especially at one's good fortune.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 206:
      Shattuck, all unaccustomed to the practical phenomena of digging, apprehended only cause of gratulation that the investigation was to be the less hindered.
  2. (archaic) The expression of pleasure at someone's else's success or luck; congratulation.
    • John Milton (1608-1674) in Paradise Lost, Book VIII, " All Heaven, And happy constellations, on that hour Shed their selectest influence; the Earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill;"

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gratulation c

  1. congratulation

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