string trio

noun

1
: a musical composition typically in several movements for two violins and cello
also : such a composition for violin, viola, and cello
2
: an ensemble consisting of two violinists and a cellist
also : an ensemble consisting of a violinist, a violist, and a cellist

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of string trio was in 1869

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“String trio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20trio. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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