noun trip·lum \ˈtripləm\

Definition of triplum



  1. 1 :  the third voice part in medieval polyphony counting upward from the tenor inclusive

  2. 2 :  a musical composition for three voice parts

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Origin and Etymology of triplum

Medieval Latin, from neuter of Latin triplus triple — more at triple

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to cast off or become cast off

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