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Till Eulenspiegel

or Tyll Eulenspiegel, Tyl Eulenspiegel

[til oi-luh n-shpee-guh l] /ˈtɪl ˈɔɪ lənˌʃpi gəl/
noun
1.
a legendary German peasant of the 14th century whose practical jokes yielded many stories.
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Examples from the Web for Till Eulenspiegel
Historical Examples
  • Till Eulenspiegel is the only new ballet the Russians have produced in America.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Strauss remarked that in Till Eulenspiegel he had given the critics a hard nut to crack.

  • His version of this episode fits the music and, in the original Till Eulenspiegel stories, Till is not hanged, but dies in bed.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • But no one was buying, only looking—like Till Eulenspiegel, as though the smell was enough.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley
  • More recently the composer has won success with a work on the subject of Till Eulenspiegel.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
British Dictionary definitions for Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel

/ˈtɪl ˈɔɪlənˌʃpiːɡəl/
noun
1.
?14th century, legendary German peasant, whose pranks became the subject of many tales
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