triplet

noun

trip·​let ˈtri-plət How to pronounce triplet (audio)
plural triplets
1
: one of three offspring produced in the same pregnancy
2
a
: a combination, set, or group of three
b
: a group of three elementary particles (such as positive, negative, and neutral pions) with different charge states but otherwise similar properties
c
: an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic moment
d
: codon
3
: a group of three musical notes, tones, or beats performed in the time of two of the same value
4
: a unit of three lines of verse

Examples of triplet in a Sentence

the theater piece is actually a triplet of comedy sketches, all of them having romantic love as their theme
Recent Examples on the Web That discovery confirmed the genome’s triplet nature, a sequence of three nucleotides in DNA and RNA. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 After bulldozing through the jagged opening chords, Tatler steps to the forefront early to play the iconic triplets that signal the main riff, and everyone settles into an easy groove. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 27 June 2024 The couple later had twins, Griffin and Vivian, in 2004, followed by triplet in 2006, Kai, Saxon and Damian. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 24 June 2024 The Fort Lauderdale area school’s class of 2024 included a staggering 14 sets of twins and one set of triplets. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for triplet 

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Word History

Etymology

triple entry 2

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of triplet was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Triplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triplet. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

triplet

noun
trip·​let ˈtrip-lət How to pronounce triplet (audio)
1
: a unit of three lines of verse
2
: a combination, set, or group of three
3
: one of three children or offspring born at one birth
4
: a group of three notes played in the time of two of the same value

Medical Definition

triplet

noun
trip·​let ˈtrip-lət How to pronounce triplet (audio)
1
a
: a combination, set, or group of three
b
: an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic moment
c
: codon
2
a
: one of three children or offspring born at one birth
b
triplets plural : a group of three offspring born at one birth
3
: a combination of three lenses

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