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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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 Meloni, who has been gunning for an early election since before the crisis erupted, was triumphant. Nicole Winfleld, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 As organizations jostle to grab larger market share, the ones that tend to be triumphant are available 24/7, understand customer intent and dispositions, engage with customers intelligently on a real-time basis and build stronger relationships. Sourabh Gupta, Forbes, 22 June 2022 The occasion, King Boston’s inaugural Embrace Ideas Festival, was triumphant. Globe Staff,, 16 June 2022 For Brown, who finished ninth at the 2014 Sochi Olympics but didn’t make the 2018 team for Pyeongchang, this Beijing experience was artistically pleasing, if not triumphant. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Nomadland was ultimately triumphant in 2021, but Netflix took home seven statuettes in total, the most of any single studio. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2022 On the TikTok landing page for the hashtag #iquitmyjob, the mood is triumphant. Kelli Korducki, Fortune, 22 Jan. 2022 In the end, the Hong Kong bidder was triumphant, and that did not surprise Bacs. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 But the vast majority are triumphant in reaching the finish line, having challenged the limits of their endurance and experienced New York’s loud and welcoming and eccentric embrace. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of triumphant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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