tri·​um·​phant | \ trī-ˈəm(p)-fənt How to pronounce triumphant (audio) \

Definition of triumphant

1 : victorious, conquering triumphant armies
2 : rejoicing for or celebrating victory a triumphant shout
3 : notably successful a triumphant performance
4 archaic : of or relating to a triumph

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Other Words from triumphant

triumphantly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for triumphant


flourishing, going, palmy, prosperous, successful, thriving


failed, unsuccessful

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Examples of triumphant in a Sentence

the triumphant bidder on the house he was positively triumphant when the school troublemaker finally got expelled

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And the overwhelmed sons of the motherland dug in and emerged triumphant against improbable odds. Brian Straus,, "Dogged Russia Continues World Cup Run, Brings Spain's Celebrated Era to an End," 1 July 2018 The final week of April was designed to be a triumphant one for President Trump. ... James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Bill Cosby’s conviction is a watershed. It also shows how hard it is to hold alleged abusers accountable.," 27 Apr. 2018 The racing comeback of Always Dreaming was neither a triumphant one nor a disappointment, turning in a performance that fell somewhere in between with a second-place finish to 12-1 long shot Conquest Big E in the Hardacre Mile. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Audible grabs ticket to Kentucky Derby | Miami Herald," 31 Mar. 2018 Somewhere in the middle of On My Block's triumphant first season, the show diverged into two stories. Rebecca Farley,, "Rolling Deep With The On My Block RollerWorld Conspiracy," 28 Mar. 2018 Until just a few days ago, Solange had been suspiciously quiet on social media (her last post until recently, a slick editorial shot, was from mid-October), but over the past two days she’s made a triumphant return to multiple platforms. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Even in a Brief Instagram Teaser, Solange Is Serving Looks," 28 Feb. 2019 Like in any Star Wars story, the middle chapter is when the heroes are at their lowest point and a triumphant ending is almost inevitable. Brendan Nystedt, WIRED, "How Fans Helped Hasbro Build Its Biggest Star Wars Ship Ever," 4 May 2018 Inauspicious farewell If the Europa League was meant for Arsene Wenger to have a triumphant goodbye, Thursday’s game started the celebration in the worst possible way. Juan Pimiento,, "Real Madrid upend Bayern, Liverpool rout Roma and the best of the week in soccer," 26 Apr. 2018 That news, plus free copies of Axiom Verge, Kabal’s triumphant return to Mortal Kombat, Creative Assembly breaking free from strategy games once again, a Sekiro story trailer, Two Point Hospital gets an interiors overhaul, and more. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The film Groundhog Day gets a VR sequel, Creative Assembly teases a new shooter," 8 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of triumphant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of triumphant

: resulting in victory or success
: celebrating victory or success


tri·​um·​phant | \ trī-ˈəm-fənt How to pronounce triumphant (audio) \

Kids Definition of triumphant

2 : rejoicing for or celebrating victory

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triumphantly adverb

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