[trahy-uhm-fuh nt]


having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.
exulting over victory; rejoicing over success; exultant.
Archaic. triumphal(def 1).
Obsolete. splendid; magnificent.

Origin of triumphant

1485–95; < Latin triumphant-, stem of triumphāns, present participle of triumphāre to triumph. See triumph, -ant
Related formstri·um·phant·ly, adverbun·tri·um·phant, adjectiveun·tri·um·phant·ly, adverb
Can be confusedtriumphal triumphant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of triumphantly

  • If he carried her triumphantly off, doubtless his regret for that would eventually be as great.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "So you did come to see grandpa after all," he cried, triumphantly.

    The Little Colonel

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • I made a dash, caught it in my hands and triumphantly brought it ashore.

  • And she dragged him from the execrated painting, she carried him off triumphantly.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Upstairs in his room he triumphantly opened his desk before them.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for triumphantly



experiencing or displaying triumph
exultant through triumph
  1. magnificent
  2. triumphal
Derived Formstriumphantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for triumphantly

1540s, from triumphant + -ly (2).



late 15c., from Latin triumphantem, present participle of triumphare (see triumph).

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