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Tyrolean

or Tirolean, Tyrolese, Tirolese

[ti-roh-lee-uh n, tahy-] /tɪˈroʊ li ən, taɪ-/
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.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of the Tyrol.
Origin of Tyrolean
1800-1810
1800-10; Tyrol + -ean (variant of -ian)
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  • Tyrolean warblers in native costume occupied the stage fashioned to portray a bit of south German landscape.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • The poor dear thought so, but a dealer to whom I took it said it was a Tyrolean copy.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • With quick decision a French corps of observation was sent to seize Brescia and watch the Tyrolean passes.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Is it necessary, I ask you, that they should learn Tyrolean songs?

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy
  • The Tyrolean nurse had been sacrificed to those notions of training which the Westhaven party regarded as so harsh.

    That Stick Charlotte M. Yonge
  • While not identified, these appear to be Tyrolean folk melodies.

  • On to Linz, when the train came, gradually losing sight of the Tyrolean mountains and entering the great plain of the Danube.

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

  • For indeed he is playing the deuce with our nights, here in Troy, that guileless Tyrolean.

    Wandering Heath Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Looking through the one long, narrow street of a Tyrolean village, one sees little that is attractive, but much to the contrary.

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