A triumph is a well-earned victory. It'll make you pump your fist and yell "Hurrah!".
- Pronunciation: /'traɪʌmf/
- English Description: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
- Chinese Translation: 胜利(sheng4 li4)
- Spanish Translation: el triunfo
- STORY: Triumph can be a noun or a verb, so you can have a triumph after the big game when you triumph over your opponents. Either way, it's a way to rejoice and a reason to whoop it up. The word comes from the Latin triumphus which is an "achievement, success, procession for a victorious general or admiral." The jury's still out on whether it comes from the Greek thriambos, as a "hymn to Dionysus," but it's fun to imagine that a triumph is a song to the Greek god of party animals. Fittingly, a Triumph is also the name of a motorcycle, a cool car, and a hard rockin' band from Canada.
- It is a regret even of multiple Open winners, Tom Watson among them, if they do not triumph here.
- There were also positive reactions to the Guardian’s editorial in Farsi, which hailed “a triumph of diplomacy”.
*New word description, story and part of "EXAMPLE SENTENCE" are cited in Vocabulary.com