[tris-tuh n, -tan; German tris-tahn]
- a male given name, form of Tristram.
Also Tris·tam [tris-tuh m, -tam] /ˈtrɪs təm, -tæm/.
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Examples from the Web for tristan
Tristan Taormino, a sex educator and the host of the Voice of America radio show Sex Out Loud, agreed.Is Bi the Last Taboo? Clive Davis Revives a Bitter Debate
February 22, 2013
Mraz told The Daily Beast exclusively that he'd recently split up with his fiancée, 29-year-old singer Tristan Prettyman.Exclusive: Jason Mraz Splits From Fiancée Tristan Prettyman
June 8, 2011
“Our feminism remains with us when we grab the remote,” said Tristan Taormino, a sex educator and producer of erotica.An Indie Hit's Sex Message
July 18, 2010
“A lot of the rough talk happens at bus stops,” Tristan said, adding that he had been the butt of it.Bullied to Death
March 30, 2010
It is claimed to have been the “mother” of such love stories and to have influenced the tale of Tristan and Isolde.Azar Nafisi's Nightstand
June 30, 2009
No wonder your Tristan sang so well in the Watchman this morning!
I thought to-night how lovely if he had only been Tristan instead of Herr Albert.
In his dressing-room Tristan welcomed her with outstretched hands.
How many performances of Tristan does this make, Mr. Jetsam?
Tristan knew this and felt it keenly; this brought him to a momentous decision.Disowned
- (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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