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triumph

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noun tri·umph \ˈtrī-əm(p)f\

Definition of triumph

plural

triumphs

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  1. 1a :  a victory or conquest by or as if by military forceb :  a notable success the party was a triumph

  2. 2 :  the joy or exultation of victory or success

  3. 3 :  a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a decisive victory over a foreign enemy — compare ovation 1

triumphal

play \trī-ˈəm(p)-fəl\ adjective

Examples of triumph in a Sentence

  1. They earned a magnificent triumph over the invading army.

  2. They were able to achieve an important triumph against their chief rivals.

  3. Quitting smoking was a personal triumph for her.

  4. The party was a triumph.

  5. The bridge is an engineering triumph.

  6. They had a feeling of triumph after finishing the project.

  7. They stood atop the mountain in triumph.

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Origin and Etymology of triumph

Middle English triumphe, from Old French, from Latin triumphus


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triumph

verb tri·umph

Definition of triumph

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to obtain victory :  prevail

  3. 2a :  to receive the honor of a triumphb :  to celebrate victory or success boastfully or exultingly

Examples of triumph in a Sentence

  1. His favorite team triumphed in the championship game.

  2. despite an accident early on, the runner persevered and ultimately triumphed

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First Known Use of triumph

1508


TRIUMPH Defined for English Language Learners

triumph

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Definition of triumph for English Language Learners

  • : a great or important victory

  • : a great success or achievement

  • : the very happy and joyful feeling that comes from victory or success

triumph

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Definition of triumph for English Language Learners

  • : to achieve victory especially in a long or difficult contest


TRIUMPH Defined for Kids

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triumph

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noun tri·umph \ˈtrī-əmf\

Definition of triumph for Students

  1. 1 :  the joy of victory or success

  2. 2 :  an outstanding victory


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triumph

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verb tri·umph

Definition of triumph for Students

triumphed

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triumphing

  1. 1 :  to celebrate victory or success in high spirits

  2. 2 :  to gain victory :  win



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