tri·​a·​logue | \ ˈtrī-ə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce trialogue (audio) , -ˌläg \

Definition of trialogue

: a scene, discourse, or colloquy in which three persons share

Examples of trialogue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This leads directly to the topic of the value gap and the reform of EU copyright law, the likely final, decisive trialogue negotiations for which begin on Monday. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, 18 Jan. 2019 The council has sponsored trialogue programs, often featuring lectures by professors or religious elders, over the past two decades. Jonathan M. Pitts,, 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of trialogue

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trialogue

tri- + -alogue (as in dialogue)

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“Trialogue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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