Definition of "tristesse" [tristesse]

  • Sadness (noun)

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Use "tristesse" in a sentence
  • "Eventually the statuesque and barely made-up Helena Pikon, often resembling a caryatid in her straight-and-narrow stance, takes on the persona of a sorrowing Penelope from the "Odyssey" as she makes her mark as something of a loner in this community, often trailing tristesse in her wake."
  • "Few will deny that this final burst of warmth and sunshine is welcome, but it is not without its tristesse."
  • "Losing the third act would not only prevent films from overstaying their welcome, it would also bypass that inevitable post-action tristesse when the third act fails to live up to its predecessors by delivering a coup de grace that is bigger and better than anything we've seen in the film so far, and by extension anything we've seen in the cinema, ever."