Definition of triumphant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//traɪˈʌmfənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//traɪˈʌmfənt//
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  1. 1very successful in a way that causes great satisfaction They emerged triumphant in the September election.
  2. 2showing great satisfaction or joy about a victory or success a triumphant smile
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘victorious’): from Old French, or from Latin triumphant- ‘celebrating a triumph’, from the verb triumphare, probably from Greek thriambos ‘hymn to Bacchus’ (the Greek god).Extra examples Hers is a moving and ultimately triumphant story. In the painting, St George stands triumphant over the dragon. The Democrats have emerged triumphant from the political crisis. There was a positively triumphant note in her voice. He had steered the campaign through to its triumphant conclusion. She rose above all the problems and emerged triumphant.
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