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triste

[treest]
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adjective French.
  1. sad; sorrowful; melancholy.
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Examples from the Web for triste

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Historical Examples

  • The doorway of L'Abbaye was not deserted, even at the "triste" hour of ten-thirty.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "A dull town (triste ville)," he observed, staring into the street.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Treeless, dusty, and triste, they strike a note of melancholy within us.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock

  • I had heard that England was a triste pays, and I thought it so indeed.

    Valerie

    Frederick Marryat

  • "You are triste yet," said Elisa Puyrredon, drawing her chair nearer to Marcelino.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling


British Dictionary definitions for triste

triste

tristful (ˈtrɪstfʊl)

adjective
  1. archaic words for sad
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Derived Formstristfully, adverbtristfulness, noun

Word Origin

from French
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