Definition of tristesse in English:

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tristesse

Pronunciation: /trēˈstes/

noun

literary
A state of melancholy sadness.
Example sentences
  • They knew that satiation wasn't succeeded by tristesse, it was itself, immediately, tristesse.
  • But here more than anywhere I remember lost times, lost chances, lost friends, with the sweet tristesse that is onomatopoeic to the place.
  • And they specialize in a sort of ceremonial tristesse that colors their writing with wan accents of pain, grief, mourning and death.

Origin

French.

Words that rhyme with tristesse

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Syllabification: tris·tesse

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