Definition of triumphal in English:

triumphal

Syllabification: tri·um·phal
Pronunciation: /trīˈəmfəl
 
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adjective

  • Made, carried out, or used in celebration of a great victory or achievement: a vast triumphal arch a triumphal procession
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    • 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.

Origin

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

Usage

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

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