terzetto

noun
ter·​zet·​to | \ tertˈset(ˌ)ō \
variants: or less commonly terzet or terzett \ (ˈ)tert¦set \
plural terzettos\ -​t(ˌ)ōz \ also terzets or terzetts\ -​ts \

Definition of terzetto

: a musical composition for three voices : trio

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First Known Use of terzetto

circa 1749, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terzetto

Italian terzetto

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The first known use of terzetto was circa 1749

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“Terzetto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terzetto. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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