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
The trio are scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court July 4 to face offenses under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the CPS said.
The trio of Republicans spoke Friday morning in Miami, where roads and parking lots flooded during the first routine rainstorm of the summer.
A trio of Naperville North High School students is using their love of jazz to both entertain and to do some good in the community.
The trio established a nonprofit and engaged in yet more grant writing and fundraising.
Brittney Griner added 28 points and 13 rebounds for Phoenix (4-2), and Leilani Mitchell scored 14 points as the trio combined to score 79 points.
The American trio, members of an elite squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, quickly got into trouble.
Under any name, his all-instrumental trio stands out, both for its ambition and for its absence of a bass —
A trio of researchers have waded though more than half a century of research published in astronomy journals and found that studies authored by women receive 10 percent fewer citations than similar studies written by men.
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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
TRIO Defined for Kids
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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