triste

adjective
\ ˈtrēst How to pronounce triste (audio) \

Definition of triste

: sad, mournful also : wistful

First Known Use of triste

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triste

French, from Old French, from Latin tristis

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“Triste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triste. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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