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 for triplex

Synonyms: Adjective

threefold, treble, triadic, tripartite, triple

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Examples of triplex in a Sentence


a triplex house that features a separate apartment on each floor

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In wars of the past, Israel prepared for a Syrian-Jordanian-Egyptian triplex assault. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities," 3 Sep. 2019 The triplex penthouse at the top is listed at $50 million. David Lyons,, "Aston Martin’s high rise in Miami will be the tallest residential building south of New York," 28 June 2019 For more serious professional-level pressure-washing jobs, consider the Simpson PowerShot gas pressure washer powered by a Honda GX200 engine and industrial triplex plunger pumps with PowerBoost technology and five quick-connect nozzle tips. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Obliterate Grime With Amazon's Pressure Washer Sale," 18 June 2019 Homes on the site now include a single-family house, a duplex, a triplex, and a two-story, nine-unit apartment building, according to city staff. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Hallandale Beach may get 8-story medical building," 12 July 2018 For a child raised in a gilded triplex, Don seems to have gotten a disproportionate share of what pain there was to go around. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 The complex sits on nearly two-thirds of an acre and consists of a one-bedroom cottage, a three-unit triplex and a 12-room home. Karen Pearlman,, "Lemon Grove says no to property upgrades," 23 May 2018 The triplex residence is in the heart of the city's Media District and about a block from Warner Bros. Studio. Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming And Lauren Beale, sacbee, "Taylor Swift is selling this midcentury home in Beverly Hills. It's yours for $2.95 million | The Sacramento Bee," 13 May 2018 Located at Southeast 84th and Brooklyn Street, the community will be comprised of 10 duplex and triplex homes. Samantha Swindler,, "Women help build Habitat for Humanity homes in Southeast Portland," 12 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The fancy rock, valued at $500,000, is just one of the perks in store for the new owner of the triplex residence atop the Regalia in Sunny Isles Beach. Jennifer Boehm,, "For $39M, Sunny Isles penthouse dazzles with glass elevator, chandelier, diamond keepsake," 27 Oct. 2017

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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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The first known use of triplex was in 1571

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English Language Learners Definition of triplex

US : a building that is divided into three separate homes

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