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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But unforced errors and clumsy attempts at creating conversation have complicated what could be a triumphant chapter for her. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Paradox of Madonna’s Gun-Control Music Video," 3 July 2019 The triumphant 17th season will feature a new roster of brides hoping to find the perfect dress for their big day at renowned N.Y.C. bridal boutique, Kleinfeld Bridal. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Say Yes to the Dress Season 17 Returns with Jenna Johnson Searching for Her Reception Gown," 3 July 2019 And their Bretton Woods Conference was a triumphant success, establishing the financial cornerstones of the post-war system. Richard Hurowitz, Time, "What We Can Learn Today From a 1944 Meeting That Reshaped the Entire Global Economy," 1 July 2019 If your biggest selling point is a triumphant march to the recent past, seeming like a limping vintage model is a big problem. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Biden’s Big Night Belonged to Others," 28 June 2019 In an era dominated by fleeting, fungible digital interactions, Poster House is a triumphant monument to the idea that powerful visuals on ink and paper can shape culture and sometimes even alter the course of history. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "A new museum dedicated to the enduring power of posters opens in New York City," 20 June 2019 The injury dampens an otherwise triumphant first half of the year for Cejudo, who became the fourth simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by adding the bantamweight belt to his flyweight holding. Steven Marrocco, azcentral, "MMA: UFC champion Henry Cejudo undergoes shoulder surgery, out for rest of year," 20 June 2019 These recordings breathe life into the unknown 272 and give what could be a tragic piece a surprising triumphant quality. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience," 19 June 2019 Their advantage held, the visitors triumphant by a 106-105 score. Matt Schneidman, The Mercury News, "Splash Brothers save the Warriors doing what they do best," 10 June 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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