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Definition of triumph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a great success, achievement, or victory one of the greatest triumphs of modern science triumph over somebody/something It was a personal triumph over her old rival.
  2. 2[uncountable] the feeling of great satisfaction or joy that you get from a great success or victory a shout of triumph The winning team returned home in triumph. “I've done it,” she thought with a sweet sense of triumph.
  3. 3[singular] a triumph (of something) an excellent example of how successful something can be Her arrest was a triumph of international cooperation.
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