Definition of triumphant in English:


Line breaks: tri¦umph|ant
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈʌmf(ə)nt


1Having won a battle or contest; victorious: two of their triumphant Cup team [postpositive]: a comic fairy tale about innocence triumphant
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  • Each of the domes represents a battle in Ivan's triumphant war against the rebellious khan of Kazan.
  • The long-awaited opening will mark the triumphant end of a battle stretching back up to four years.
  • To be triumphant in the battle, you have to focus on your innate desire to be good.
1.1Feeling or expressing jubilation after a victory or achievement: he couldn’t suppress a triumphant smile
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  • "Reason number three right there, " Faith said with a triumphant smile.
  • People forgot the gloom of post-war hardships and were joyful, proud and triumphant.
  • When Canada wins by one point, Joe is triumphant - Team USA humbled and shocked.


late Middle English (in the sense 'victorious'): from Old French, or from Latin triumphant- 'celebrating a triumph', from the verb triumphare (see triumph).



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  • He smiles triumphantly as he hands over my coffee, a man scoring a minuscule personal victory over global corporate policy.
  • The movie generally ends with a standing ovation from your disaffected colleagues as you march triumphantly out the door.
  • The article triumphantly reported that every single band member can play more than one instrument.

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