Definition of triumphal in English:

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triumphal

Pronunciation: /trīˈəmfəl/

adjective

Made, carried out, or used in celebration of a great victory or achievement: a vast triumphal arch a triumphal procession
More example sentences
  • Rome also had numerous triumphal arches constructed throughout the city to celebrate military victories.
  • In August, Philip visited Poitiers in a triumphal procession.
  • I was always revolted by that triumphal sense of an achieved empire - to me it was appalling.

Usage

On the differences in use of triumphal and triumphant, see triumphant (usage).

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French triumphal or Latin triumphalis, from triump(h)us (see triumph).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tri·um·phal

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