trio

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noun \ˈtrē-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of trio

plural

trios

  1. 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. 2 :  the performers of a musical or dance trio

  3. 3 :  a group or set of three

Examples of trio in a sentence

  1. He plays in a jazz trio.

  2. <the band was just a trio of musicians on piano, drums, and saxophone>

Origin and Etymology of trio

French, from Italian, from tri- (from Latin)


First Known Use: circa 1724


TRIO Defined for English Language Learners

trio

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noun \ˈtrē-(ˌ)ō\

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

trio

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noun \ˈtrē-ō\

Definition of trio for Students

plural

trios

  1. 1 :  a group or set of three

  2. 2 :  a group of three musicians who perform together



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