Definition of Trilby

1. Noun. Singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali.




2. Noun. A hat made of felt with a creased crown.
Exact synonyms: Fedora, Felt Hat, Homburg, Stetson
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Trilby

1. Noun. A narrow-brimmed felt hat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trilby

1. a soft felt hat [n -BIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trilby

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trikini
trikinis
trikosane
trilabe
trilaminar
trilaminar blastoderm
trilaminate
trilateral
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trilateration
trilaterations
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trilby (current term)
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trileptons
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trilingual
trilingualism
trilingualist
trilingualists
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trilinguals

Literary usage of Trilby

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1. Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1910)
"What Svengali did in such terrible earnestness and with such terrible results to poor trilby is done out of sheer fun almost every day by the pupils at the ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"Father never thought, thai ' trilby ' would be. a success as a play when he was ... He is reported to have said that the success of " trilby " killed him. ..."

3. Dramatic Opinions and Essays, with an Apology: With an Apology by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"... not having read "trilby," explain that they were not lazy, but that they felt bound to present their minds in the condition of a tabula rasa to the ..."

4. Adventures in Criticism by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1896)
"The appearance of a one-volume edition of trilby—undoubtedly the most successful tale that has ever dealt with hypnotism — and the success of the dramatic ..."

5. Stories of Standard Teaching Pieces: Containing Educational Notes and by Edward Baxter Perry (1910)
"The name "trilby" is somewhat misleading to most American readers—suggesting at once the story of trilby by Du Maurier, which was so universally read and ..."

6. Dramatic Opinions and Essays by G. Bernard Shaw: Containing as Well A Word by Bernard Shaw, James Huneker (1906)
"I OBSERVE that some of my honored colleagues in dramatic criticism, not having read "trilby," explain that they were not lazy, but that they felt bound to ..."

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