\ ˈtrā How to pronounce trey (audio) \
plural treys

Definition of trey

1 : a shot in basketball that counts for three points
2 : a card numbered three or having three main pips
3 : the side of a die or domino that has three spots

Examples of trey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richardson capped the run with another trey on an assist by Keldon Johnson that handed the Spurs a 101-85 advantage with 7:26 left. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Apr. 2022 Rodgers fouled out, Kirby was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made the free throws and Louie Semona drained a trey. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 11 Mar. 2021 North Carolina pushed the ball upcourt and Love missed a 3-pointer, but Davis grabbed the rebound and dished to Johnson, who missed another trey. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2022 The Gaels trailed by seven at halftime, then cut their deficit to one at 38-37 on a Ducas trey with 15 ½ minutes remaining. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2022 Geraci hit another trey to put Dixie up eight again at 55-47. James Weber, The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2022 The true sign that D.J. Augustin was cooking for the Lakers was when his three-point shot hit the rim late in the second quarter Monday in Cleveland and bounced high off the backboard … and then dripped through the net for yet another trey. Broderick Turnerstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2022 The trey forced a Yale timeout, and Stefanovic did not hide his emotion after putting an exclamation point on an 11-0 run. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Mar. 2022 The Foresters missed two free throws on the ensuing possession, and then the Panthers went on a 7-0 run behind layups by Mayles and Tykeisha Hill, and a trey by Jarrett. Mike Frainie,, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trey

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for trey

Middle English treye, treis, from Anglo-French trei, treis three, from Latin tres — more at three

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16 May 2022

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“Trey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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