Definition of trio
1a : a musical composition for three voice parts or three instrumentsb : the secondary or episodic division of a minuet or scherzo, a march, or of various dance forms
2 : the performers of a musical or dance trio
3 : a group or set of three
Examples of trio in a Sentence
He plays in a jazz trio.
the band was just a trio of musicians on piano, drums, and saxophone
Recent Examples of trio from the Web
But the chiefs of other behemoths, such as Leon Black of Apollo, or David Rubenstein, William Conway and Daniel D’Aniello, the trio behind and atop Carlyle, have largely kept silent about their heirs.
Two pre-eminent saxophonists — Henry Threadgill on alto, and Ravi Coltrane on tenor — played with Denardo Coleman and the bassist Charnett Moffett, covering the material played on the soundtrack by Ornette Coleman’s trio.
But what’s certain is this Georgia trio is a hip-hop supernova.
Each of the three trios—Skin Show, Colour Blitz, and Vicious Venoms—pays homage to McGrath’s longtime friends and muses, Naomi Campbell (Omi), Karen Elson (Elson), and Kristen McMenamy (McMenamy).
Rocknoceros Bring a blanket or lawn chair for a concert by the children’s trio from Fairfax. 6 p.m. River Mill Park, 458 Mill St., Occoquan.
In the program notes, Bielawa cites the late French composer Olivier Messiaen (to whom this trio is dedicated) as an inspiration; Messiaen was an ornithologist who incorporated elements of birdsong into his own music.
It’s been assumed for years that the traditional power trio of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee was on the cusp of returning to dominance.
When pairing, opt for wines that bring zip and zest — this trio will do just fine.
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Origin and Etymology of trio
French, from Italian from tri- (from Latin)
First Known Use: circa 1724See Words from the same year
TRIO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trio for English Language Learners
: a group of three singers or musicians who perform together; also : a piece of music for such a group
: a group of three people or things
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Definition of trio for Students
1 : a group or set of three
2 : a group of three musicians who perform together
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