Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or having the nature of a triumph.
  • adjective Celebrating or commemorating a victory or triumph.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to triumph; commemorating or used in celebrating a triumph or victory: as, a triumphal crown or car; a triumphal march.
  • noun A token of victory.
  • noun An ode or song in celebration of victory or of peace; a pæan; a hymn of rejoicing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to triumph; used in a triumph; indicating, or in honor of, a triumph or victory.
  • noun obsolete A token of victory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or being a triumph
  • adjective that celebrates or commemorates a triumph or victory

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
  • adjective relating to or celebrating a triumph

Etymologies

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triumph +‎ -al

Examples

  • 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.

    Don Quixote

  • 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.

    Don Quixote

  • 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.

    The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 29

  • 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.

    The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Complete

  • “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.”

    Double Blind

  • “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.”

    Double Blind

  • 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.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • While the solid branches were reserved for the construction of the booths, the lighter branches were carried by men, who marched in triumphal procession, singing psalms and crying "Hosanna!" which signifies, "Save, we beseech thee!"

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • His days there could only have been called triumphal.

    The Prize

  • His days there could only have been called triumphal.

    The Prize

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