triumphant

adjective
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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Weltman also has been asked about former franchise superstar Penny Hardaway — who is seemingly on the verge of turning the University of Memphis back into a national power — perhaps making a triumphant return to Orlando. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, 7 June 2021 After months of eating pad Thai from plastic containers and cocktails bottled in tiny mason jars, dining in is finally making a triumphant return in metro Phoenix. AZCentral.com, 4 June 2021 Defense Minister Diego Molano even posted a video of 500 infantrymen on their way to Cali, set to triumphant music. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 1 June 2021 More importantly, the style marks a triumphant return to the rapper's signature hair color: sickly sweet bubblegum Barbie pink. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 28 May 2021 High school boys basketball made its triumphant return Monday, about 14 months after the coronavirus abruptly ended the 2019-20 season before state champions could be crowned. oregonlive, 21 May 2021 After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Bob Toski Junior Golf Tournament at Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club in Boca Raton will make a triumphant return. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, 21 May 2021 Pitchfork Music Festival is making a triumphant return to Chicago with all female headliners. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 17 May 2021 After making a triumphant return to the WRC in 2018, Toyota strongly pushed Mitsubishi and Subaru, another brand that retired from WRC around 15 years ago, to return to boost their appeal. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of triumphant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Triumphant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triumphant. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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triumphant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of triumphant

: resulting in victory or success
: celebrating victory or success

triumphant

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

Kids Definition of triumphant

2 : rejoicing for or celebrating victory

Other Words from triumphant

triumphantly adverb

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