tri·​ply ˈtri-p(ə-)lē How to pronounce triply (audio)
: in a triple degree, amount, or manner

Examples of triply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While, the steering system is triply redundant, Collette notes, each of the backups is dependent on electricity to run pumps that then pressurize the hydraulics and activate the ship's massive rudder. Jackie Northam, NPR, 27 Mar. 2024 Russia's intervention in the Syrian regional Sectarian War is not just ominous, but probably doubly or triply ominous. Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2015 In the absence of that, decisions become triply hard. Matt Symonds, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 The Fugitive Slave Act made the already dangerous flight to freedom in Harford County triply treacherous, according to David Armenti, education director for the Maryland Center for History and Culture, by requiring citizens in free states to assist the captors. Mary Carole McCauley,, 27 Feb. 2021 Megan Lawson, an economist who leads outdoor recreation, economic development, and demographics for Headwaters Economics, a nonprofit think tank that looks at economics and land use, says that recreation towns are triply sensitive to the impacts of the pandemic. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 29 Aug. 2020 At the Dallas Firefighters’ Museum, Dallas Fire-Rescue celebrated a triply unique sesquicentennial anniversary. Dallas News, 4 July 2022 The terrorist assault on Salman Rushdie on Friday morning, in western New York, was triply horrific to contemplate. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 13 Aug. 2022 In the stories below, the key players behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reveal the fascinating backstory that led to it making Oscar history — something the groundbreaking, triply nominated Flee could certainly emulate. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triply was in 1641

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“Triply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


tri·​ply ˈtrip-(ə-)lē How to pronounce triply (audio)
: in a triple degree, amount, or manner
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