[ti-roh-lee-en, tahy-; French tee-raw-lyen]
- a dance of the Tyrolean peasants.
- a song or melody, characteristically a yodel, suitable for such a dance.
Origin of Tyrolienne
1885–90; < French, feminine of tyrolien pertaining to the Tyrol
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Examples from the Web for tyrolienne
Unfortunately the first bars of the Tyrolienne brought Taglioni before my mind's eye, and who or what could stand the comparison?
Scoop out the centres of the artichokes and fill with mayonnaise, or with ravigote, tartare or tyrolienne sauce.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties
Janet McKenzie Hill
Cover with sauce Tyrolienne and garnish with chopped hard-boiled eggs.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book
Others began to play jokes, imitated the cries of animals, or attempted a tyrolienne.His Masterpiece
- a lively peasant dance from the Tyrol
- a song composed for or in the style of this dance, characterized by the yodel
French: of the Tyrol