trio

noun
\ ˈtrē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce trio (audio) \
plural trios

Definition of trio

1a : 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

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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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On Tuesday, keys newly in hand, the trio was able to collectively take a lengthy walk through the space. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Tosca Cafe to reopen with new owners Nancy Oakes, Anna Weinberg and Ken Fulk," 7 Aug. 2019 The trio were at the right place at the right time for my personal musical development. Melissa Fossum, azcentral, "Blink-182 showed why they definitely needed Lil Wayne on their nostalgia tour in Phoenix," 6 Aug. 2019 The trio of storytellers are playwright and solo performance artist Rohina Malik, who is Muslim; storyteller and teaching artist Susan Stone, who is Jewish; and actor and refugee advocate Kim Schultz, who is Christian. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Holocaust Museum hosts Sisters of Story at Peace Garden dedication," 31 July 2019 The trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are yet to return to first-team action after a busy summer of international action. SI.com, "Liverpool Ready €15m Bid for Bordeaux Winger Francois Kamano as Search for Backup Forwards Continues," 29 July 2019 The trio has been making music together for over a year at this unlikeliest of piano bars, on the lower level of a Filipino restaurant in Northwest Washington. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "Their music was ready to spill out. All they needed was a piano.," 27 July 2019 Collectively, the trio is making $6.675 million in 2019 — that's just 21.5% of Price's $31 million salary this season. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "How the Detroit Tigers won the 2015 trade deadline — and still had to rebuild," 23 July 2019 The trio from Reno, Nev., were in town exploring housing options and learned about the South L.A. murals honoring Hussle through social media. Dorany Pineda, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Across L.A., murals are a testament to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy," 14 July 2019 The trio from Reno, Nev., were in town exploring housing options and learned about the South L.A. murals honoring Hussle through social media. Dorany Pineda, latimes.com, "Across L.A., murals are a testament to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of trio

circa 1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for trio

French, from Italian from tri- (from Latin)

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trio

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trio

: 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

noun
\ ˈtrē-ō How to pronounce trio (audio) \
plural trios

Kids Definition of trio

1 : a group or set of three
2 : a group of three musicians who perform together

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