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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After a triumphant comeback that began in 1954, Coco Chanel withdrew into a shadowy and embittered old age and died at 87 in 1971. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 The record capped a triumphant comeback for a musician who’d been overlooked in his youth. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Former Chicago guitarist Andrew Trim reunites with locals to tackle the classic 1991 Sonny Sharrock album Ask the Ages," 3 May 2018 One of Zimny’s smart decisions in telling the story — which is framed by Presley’s triumphant 1968 NBC comeback special — is not to show any talking heads on screen. Dan Deluca,, "'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' aims to restore the King's reputation," 11 Apr. 2018 Superintendent Anwar’s crusading style and triumphant announcements of terrorists killed or arrested had made him a regular on Karachi television over the years. Meher Ahmad, New York Times, "The Slain ‘Militant’ Was a Model, and a Karachi Police Commander Is Out," 23 Jan. 2018 Between Hetty’s mysterious disappearance (and triumphant return), Deeks and Kensi’s wedding, and the general action-packed drama that comes along with fighting crime, season 10 has been one of the best so far. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'NCIS: Los Angeles' Sparks Concern That the Show Might Be Ending," 14 Apr. 2019 The duo’s triumphant performance on the first day of the Boston Calling festival last year felt like a big homecoming moment for Meath, but one senses there are greater milestones still in store. Jeremy D. Goodwin,, "Sylvan Esso is all grown-up now," 28 Mar. 2018 The queen of country music, Carrie Underwood, just made a triumphant live comeback. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood's Casual ACMs Performance Is Receiving a Lot of Mixed Reactions," 8 Apr. 2019 The latest triumphant election in a historic year for diverse candidates: Chicago has elected Democrat Lori Lightfoot to be both the first African-American woman and openly gay mayor in the city’s 182-year history. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Lori Lightfoot Is Chicago’s First Openly Gay, African-American Woman Mayor," 3 Apr. 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

Other Words from triumphant

triumphantly adverb

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