tri·​a·​logue ˈtrī-ə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce trialogue (audio)
: 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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Word History


tri- + -alogue (as in dialogue)

First Known Use

1532, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trialogue was in 1532

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“Trialogue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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