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Tristan

[tris-tuh n, -tan; German tris-tahn]
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noun
  1. a male given name, form of Tristram.
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Also Tris·tam [tris-tuh m, -tam] /ˈtrɪs təm, -tæm/.
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  • No wonder your Tristan sang so well in the Watchman this morning!

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • I thought to-night how lovely if he had only been Tristan instead of Herr Albert.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • In his dressing-room Tristan welcomed her with outstretched hands.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • How many performances of Tristan does this make, Mr. Jetsam?

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • Tristan's vaudeville scheme was not as easily realized as said.

    Disowned

    Victor Endersby


British Dictionary definitions for tristan

Tristan

Tristram (ˈtrɪstrəm)

noun
  1. (in medieval romance) the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall who fell in love with his uncle's bride, Iseult, after they mistakenly drank a love potion
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