\ 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: Noun One will be a trine to the Sun in Taurus on May 17, and the other one a rare conjunction with Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on June 30. Elizabeth Gulino,, "This Jupiter Retrograde Has A Spooky Coronavirus Connection," 13 May 2020 Seek out inspiration for new daily routines on Friday when Mars, your personal planet of well-being trines ingenious Neptune. Venus Australis,, "Your Horoscope This Week," 9 June 2019 In other news: a Sun-Venus-Pluto trine jars social relationships. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, "Minerva’s horoscope, week of Jan. 7," 4 Jan. 2018 Venus unites with taskmaster Saturn on Tuesday, September 12, forming a harmonious trine aspect. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What This Week's Horoscope Means for You," 11 Sep. 2017 This flavor of die-hard commitment is amplified on 11/11 by Saturn’s trine to Uranus. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes November 6-12," 6 Nov. 2012 The moon and Venus, unified in their passion and sass, form a beneficial trine with Uranus –– the planet of rebellion –– on Sunday, September 17. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What This Week's Horoscope Means for You," 11 Sep. 2017 Monday is a gorgeous day when your ruler, assertive Mars, makes a beautiful trine to inspirational Neptune. Aurora Tower, Cosmopolitan, "Your Horoscopes for the Week of June 26," 25 June 2017

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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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“Trine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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