plural trios
1
a
: a musical composition for three voice parts or three instruments
b
: 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
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Word History

Etymology

French, from Italian from tri- (from Latin)

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of trio was circa 1724

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Cite this Entry

“Trio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trio. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

trio

noun
plural trios
1
a
: a musical composition for three voices or instruments
b
: the performers of a musical trio
2
: a group or set of three

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