Tristan und Isolde

[ tris-tuhnuhnd i-sohld, ih-sohl-duh, -tan; German tris-tahnoont ee-zawl-duh ]

  1. a music drama (composed, 1857–59; première, 1865) by Richard Wagner.

Words Nearby Tristan und Isolde Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Tristan und Isolde in a sentence

  • To so judge literature would be tantamount to loving “Tristan und Isolde” because one is fond of the timbre of horns.

    Language | Edward Sapir
  • "Tristan und Isolde" and "Parsifal" are constructed upon a chromatic scale.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • Wagner left Siegfried asleep in the forest in order to embark on the funereal vessel of Tristan und Isolde.

    Musicians of To-Day | Romain Rolland
  • He hardly uttered a word, for the others discussed "Tristan und Isolde" until he hated Wagner's name.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • In one passage in "Tristan und Isolde" Wagner divides his first and second violins into sixteen groups.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. | Henry Edward Krehbiel