Definition of triumphal in English:

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triumphal

Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈʌmf(ə)l/

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.

Derivatives

triumphally

adverb
Example sentences
  • The stage directions for scene 4 make reference to ‘the Campus Martius triumphally adorned with a throne and a magnificent bridge over the Tiber ‘and a ‘street that leads to Rome, with the remains of ruined buildings.’
  • Media hype has again had some Christians ‘rattled’ and some evolutionists crowing triumphally.
  • He's going to ride triumphally into Jerusalem.

Origin

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

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Line breaks: tri|umph¦al

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