triumphant

adjective

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

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of triumphant was in the 15th century

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“Triumphant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triumphant. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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triumphant

adjective
tri·​um·​phant trī-ˈəm(p)-fənt How to pronounce triumphant (audio)
1
: victorious, conquering
triumphant armies
2
: rejoicing for or celebrating victory or success
a triumphant shout
triumphantly adverb

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