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[ti-roh-lee-en, tahy-; French tee-raw-lyen]
noun, plural Ty·ro·li·ennes [ti-roh-lee-enz, tahy-; French tee-raw-lyen] /tɪˌroʊ liˈɛnz, taɪ-; French ti rɔˈlyɛn/.
  1. a dance of the Tyrolean peasants.
  2. a song or melody, characteristically a yodel, suitable for such a dance.
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Origin of Tyrolienne

1885–90; < French, feminine of tyrolien pertaining to the Tyrol
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Historical Examples of tyrolienne

  • Unfortunately the first bars of the Tyrolienne brought Taglioni before my mind's eye, and who or what could stand the comparison?

    Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected

    Anna Jameson

  • Scoop out the centres of the artichokes and fill with mayonnaise, or with ravigote, tartare or tyrolienne sauce.

  • Cover with sauce Tyrolienne and garnish with chopped hard-boiled eggs.

  • Others began to play jokes, imitated the cries of animals, or attempted a tyrolienne.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for tyrolienne


  1. a lively peasant dance from the Tyrol
  2. a song composed for or in the style of this dance, characterized by the yodel
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Word Origin for Tyrolienne

French: of the Tyrol
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