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[trahy-uhm-fuh l] /traɪˈʌm fəl/
of, pertaining to, celebrating, or commemorating a triumph or victory:
a triumphal banquet; a triumphal ode.
triumphant (def 2).
Origin of triumphal
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin triumphālis. See triumph, -al1
Can be confused
triumphal, triumphant. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for triumphal
  • Their fact reporting did not seem to justify an immediately triumphal outlook, however.
  • B ut let's recast the story as a triumphal, even uplifting tale of pluck and achievement.
  • The revelation of the mysteries is the triumphal close of the piece.
  • At sowing and reaping, after a triumphal procession, one of the lads was slain by being punctured with a poisoned arrow.
  • The wolf let out a triumphal howl from a merry throat and kissed the sheep with jaws that tore not.
  • And the irony was that all these people should clutter sadly in the shadow of the triumphal arch.
  • triumphal painting in temples and public buildings illustrate military campaigns and conquered lands.
  • The column is crowned by small triumphal arch surrounded by a balustrade.
  • Berenice's triumphal chariot was drawn by six white horses and was followed by twelve other chariots.
  • They also introduced the triumphal arch as a military monument.
British Dictionary definitions for triumphal


celebrating a triumph: a triumphal procession
resembling triumph
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