[ trih-vel-yuhn, -vil- ]

  1. George Macaulay, 1876–1962, English historian.

  2. his father, Sir George Otto, 1838–1928, English biographer, historian, and statesman.

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How to use Trevelyan in a sentence

  • If you would see the other side, read Trevelyan's "American Revolution."

    Ethics in Service | William Howard Taft
  • Captain Trevelyan read the letter with astonishment, but did not believe one word it contained.

    The Mysteries of Montreal | Charlotte Fuhrer
  • In spite of all this antagonism, the income-tax was passed, and Sir Charles Trevelyan's unusual procedure led to his recall.

    Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • The only thing that could be done was to order police protection, and this Sir George Trevelyan did.

  • In any case, Mr. Trevelyan's indiscretion affords overwhelming proof that he had an utterly false conception of Germany.

    What Germany Thinks | Thomas F. A. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for Trevelyan


/ (trɪˈvɛljən, -ˈvɪl-) /

  1. George Macaulay . 1876–1962, British historian, noted for his English Social History (1944)

  2. his father, Sir George Otto . 1838–1928, British historian and biographer. His works include a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1876)

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