[ loh-uhn-grin, -green ]

  1. Teutonic Legend, Arthurian Legend. the son of Parzival (the German name of Percival), and a knight of the Holy Grail.

  2. (italics) an opera (composed 1846–48; premiere 1850) by Richard Wagner.

Origin of Lohengrin

From German, alteration of Lothringen (the German name for Lorraine ), ultimately from the given name Lothar, from Old High German hlūt “famous, loud” (cf. loud ) + heri “army” (cf. harbor, herald )

Words Nearby Lohengrin

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How to use Lohengrin in a sentence

  • He simply made light of Lohengrin, and only became reconciled to the whole opera much later in life.

  • He took her to the hall the first time Thea sang there, and sat in the box with her and helped her through "Lohengrin."

    Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
  • In the legends of Parsifal and Lohengrin the knightly and religious elements are welded together.

    Parsifal | H. R. Haweis
  • "Don't lie awake thinking about Lohengrin," said her mother kissing her good-night.

    The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Tristan is pure human passion—Tristan's soul is the antithesis of Lohengrin's.

    Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman

British Dictionary definitions for Lohengrin


/ (ˈləʊɪnɡrɪn) /

  1. (in German legend) a son of Parzival and knight of the Holy Grail

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