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 The mood captured seems triumphant, the observations troglodytic. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘The Vote’ Review: When Women Seized Suffrage," 2 July 2020 While judging a book by its cover is frowned upon, the #Girlboss dust jacket—Millennial pink, aggressively hashtagged, its subject front and center with a little black dress and a triumphant smirk—reveals the whole plot. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Leigh Stein's Self Care and the Death of the Girlboss," 1 July 2020 Fourteen years later, Fried captures them reuniting for a series of shows in New York City that led to a triumphant run on Broadway. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in July," 30 June 2020 The miracle is that the story always makes some sort of sense, because Dobkin and Ferrell understand the crucial Eurovision balance of absurdity and triumphant confidence. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Will Ferrell’s New Comedy Is Goofy Escapism at Its Best," 27 June 2020 The bust that followed was a triumphant vindication of the sober valuation methods pioneered by Graham and Dodd and popularised by Mr Buffett. The Economist, "Buttonwood What if the dotcom boom and bust hadn’t happened?," 27 June 2020 The creation of the U.N. was the triumphant culmination of a long, arduous process that had begun in the darkest days of World War II. Gary Kamiya,, "When the world made peace in San Francisco," 26 June 2020 Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director, said in a triumphant press release, referring to reports of limited press access. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, "Biden outmaneuvers Trump campaign with Obama fundraiser numbers," 23 June 2020 Strapped into a spacecraft atop the 229-foot-tall rocket, veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley soared into the sky, marking a triumphant return to orbit from U.S. shores. Bill Ingalls, National Geographic, "SpaceX launches new era of spaceflight with company's first crewed mission," 30 May 2020

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First Known Use of triumphant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Triumphant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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