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tryst

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Pronunciation: /trɪst
 
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literary

Definition of tryst in English:

noun

A private romantic rendezvous between lovers: a moonlight tryst
More example sentences
  • The Poet's Bridge evokes thoughts of romantic trysts, languid lovers and passionate verses.
  • And as usual, they have a couple of dates and run off for a romantic tryst somewhere.
  • Amberley Castle is surrounded by Sussex countryside, has an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and beautiful courtyard gardens, including a rose arbour for romantic trysts.

verb

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Keep a private, romantic rendezvous with a lover: (as noun trysting) a trysting place
More example sentences
  • The two then ended up traveling and trysting together through several states.
  • They were then trysting places of choice for teenagers.
  • If we were leaving to find a spot to tryst, wouldn't they expect us to do it with a little more discretion?

Origin

late Middle English (originally Scots): variant of obsolete trist 'an appointed place in hunting', from French triste or medieval Latin trista.

Derivatives

tryster

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noun
Example sentences
  • But if palimony were at issue, neither of the trysters could have collected, at least not in New Jersey.
  • The two timid trysters head off to the seashore to find an appropriate way to express their unspoken love.
  • The same hour the next evening found him again at the same place; but Eustacia and Wildeve, the expected trysters, did not appear.

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