[ti-roh-lee-uh n, tahy-]

adjective, noun


or Ti·ro·le·an

[ti-roh-lee-uh n, tahy-]


of, relating to, or characteristic of the Tyrol or its inhabitants.
designating or typifying the peasant dress of the Tyrol, especially a man's soft-brimmed, usually green felt hat with a peaked crown and a feather or brush ornament on the hatband.


a native or inhabitant of the Tyrol.

Origin of Tyrolean

1800–10; Tyrol + -ean (variant of -ian) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tirolean

Historical Examples of tirolean

  • The whole was executed by Tirolean artists, and of Tirolean marbles.

  • Of it one of the most celebrated of Tirolean traditions is told.

  • I was too desirous to converse with a genuine Tirolean peasant to refuse his invitation to sit down by his side.

  • Innsbruck—Schpruck, as the indigenous call it—though the chief, is the least Tirolean town of Tirol.

British Dictionary definitions for tirolean


adjective, noun

a variant spelling of TyroleanSee Tyrolese
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