Definition of "triumphal" []

  • Relating to or having the nature of a triumph. (adjective)
  • Celebrating or commemorating a victory or triumph: a triumphal arch; a triumphal ode. (adjective)
  • Celebrating a triumph (adjective)

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  • Resembling triumph (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "triumphal" in a sentence
  • "They saw advancing towards them, to the sound of this pleasing music, what they call a triumphal car, drawn by six grey mules with white linen housings, on each of which was mounted a penitent, robed also in white, with a large lighted wax taper in his hand."
  • "“Even when the queen came here,” Victor told me, striking a certain triumphal tone, “before the Troubles started, my father got arrested and put away for a couple of days to make sure no harm came to the queen.”"
  • "And if you have accepted the addresses of a deserving man, do behave sensibly and honorably, and not lead him about as if in triumphal chains, nor take advantage of his love by playing with his feelings."