tri·​plex | \ ˈtri-ˌpleks How to pronounce triplex (audio) , ˈtrī- \

Definition of triplex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something (such as an apartment) that is triplex



Definition of triplex (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : threefold, triple triplex windows
2 : having three apartments, floors, or sections triplex buildings triplex apartments a triplex theater

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Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of triplex in a Sentence

Adjective a triplex house that features a separate apartment on each floor
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After more than a decade, Hugh Jackman has decided to bring down the curtain on his longtime New York City triplex. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 Actress and model Yaya DaCosta on Monday placed her three-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot triplex condo on the Near West Side on the market for $1.3 million. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2022 The Australian actor, who recently returned to Broadway in a revival of The Music Man, bought the lavish West Village triplex with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for $21 million back in 2008, according to records. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 Having handled sales in Toll Brothers buildings for years, in April Shemesh listed the $22 million Upper East Side triplex of the firm’s co-founder, Robert Toll, and his wife, Jane. Virginia K. Smith, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 The glitzy triplex, which is located a stone’s throw from Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, offers panoramic views of the city, an inordinate amount of space and a full suite of luxury amenities. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2022 Keilah Miller, who lived across from James in a Milwaukee triplex, told USA TODAY that James lived in an adjacent apartment for about six to eight months. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022 Both units were built in 2013, and the three-bedroom unit housed Murdoch while his triplex was under construction. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2022 The new owner was identified as Menemshovitz NY Realty, the same entity that recently sold a SoHo triplex on Broome Street for a record $49 million. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But the triplex penthouse—officially called the Tower Suite—is the real crown jewel of the luxury residential complex. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 26 July 2022 Perhaps the most astonishing feature of the hotel, the 34th-floor David Penthouse Suite is a 4,840-square-foot triplex penthouse that includes a whopping 1,290 square feet of outdoor rooftop space and a 32-foot private swimming pool. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 19 July 2022 There are 52 stories with three- to six-bedroom residences, including a triplex residence more than $35 million. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Its is now also capped by a triplex penthouse that offers breathtaking views of Central Park, the skyline and beyond. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2022 Athena looms particularly large beyond the terraces of the triplex Alex Papachristidis decorated for a Greek and American couple. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 31 Mar. 2022 According to that filing, Mr. Trump claimed that the triplex apartment spanned 30,000 square feet, giving it an eye-popping value of $327 million. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Situated in the neighborhood’s One Madison condominium, the first of the two units—both owned by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch—is a massive triplex penthouse spanning the 58th, 59th and 60th floors. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2022 One of the units, asking $62 million, is a triplex penthouse measuring about 7,000 square feet and spanning the 58th, 59th and 60th floors of the condo tower, which is located in the Flatiron District and overlooks Madison Square Park. E.b. Solomont, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of triplex


1571, in the meaning defined above


1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for triplex


Latin, from tri- + -plex -fold — more at -fold

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15 Jul 2022

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“Triplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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