\ ˈtrīn How to pronounce trine (audio) \

Definition of trine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : of, relating to, or being the favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart



Definition of trine (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a group of three : triad
2 : the trine astrological aspect of two celestial bodies

Examples of trine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective During this time, Saturn also makes harmonious trine aspects to the moon, Venus, and the North Node. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 17 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Mars and Neptune in water signs align to form a trine of good fortune on this day of remembering. Holiday Mathis, Arkansas Online, 31 May 2021 There will be a grand trine with the sun, moon, and Saturn in air (sun in Gemini, moon in Libra, and Saturn in Aquarius), creating a beautiful opening for communication, learning, and thinking to abound. Amy Solara, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2021 The insights unleashed can be deep, due to the sensitive Moon's harmonious trine with profound Pluto. Tarot Astrologers,, 24 Apr. 2021 The luminaries are getting along swimmingly, with the gentle Moon in nurturing Cancer forming an easy trine to the confident Sun at 6:47 am EST. Tarot Astrologers,, 22 Feb. 2021 Not much could hold us back from chasing our dreams on Friday, when the Sun creates a trine with ambitious Mars. Venus Australis,, 6 Dec. 2020 The emotional Moon's trine to investigative Pluto inspires us to unearth the hidden side of ourselves -- everything that people don’t often talk about. Tarot Astrologers,, 28 Feb. 2021 Play with your aesthetic, flirt, and socialize as charming Venus makes a trine with enigmatic Uranus in retrograde. Venus Australis,, 10 Jan. 2021 We are heavily invested in what's happening in our minds as speedy Mercury forms an easy trine with kinetic Uranus. Tarot Astrologers,, 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of trine


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trine


Middle English, from Anglo-French trin, from Latin trinus, from trini three each; akin to Latin tres three — more at three

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24 May 2021

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“Trine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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