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Tyrolean

or Ti·ro·le·an

[ti-roh-lee-uh n, tahy-]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Tyrol or its inhabitants.
  2. 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.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Tyrol.
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Origin of Tyrolean

1800–10; Tyrol + -ean (variant of -ian)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tyrolean

Historical Examples

  • The poor dear thought so, but a dealer to whom I took it said it was a Tyrolean copy.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • Is it necessary, I ask you, that they should learn Tyrolean songs?

    Boyhood

    Leo Tolstoy

  • While not identified, these appear to be Tyrolean folk melodies.

  • M. Lazzari of Paris is by birth a Tyrolean, whose father was an Italian.

  • I believe they call the thing a Tyrolean harp, whatever that may mean.

    Island Nights' Entertainments

    Robert Louis Stevenson