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 Dictionary entry overview: What does triumphal mean? 

TRIUMPHAL (adjective)
  The adjective TRIUMPHAL has 2 senses:

1. relating to or celebrating a triumph
2. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

  Familiarity information: TRIUMPHAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TRIUMPHAL (adjective)

Sense 1triumphal [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or celebrating a triumph

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

a triumphal procession / a triumphal arch


triumph (a successful ending of a struggle or contest)

Sense 2triumphal [BACK TO TOP]


Joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success


exultant; exulting; jubilant; rejoicing; triumphant; prideful; triumphal

Context examples:

rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day / a triumphal success / a triumphant shout


elated (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits)

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