ménage à trois

noun mé·nage à trois \ -ä-ˈt(r)wä \

Definition of ménage à trois

1 :an arrangement in which three people (such as a married couple and a lover of one member of the couple) have a sexual or romantic relationship especially while they are living together
2 :a sexual encounter involving three people :threesome

Origin and Etymology of ménage à trois

French, literally, household for three


pas de trois

noun \ ˌpä-də-ˈtrwä , -ˈtwä \

Definition of pas de trois

plural pas de trois play \ˌpä-də-ˈtrwä(z), -ˈtwä(z)\
:a dance or figure for three performers

Origin and Etymology of pas de trois

French, literally, step for three


Trois-Rivières

geographical name Trois-Ri·vières \ ˌt(r)wä-ri-ˈvyer \

Definition of Trois-Rivières

city in southern Quebec, Canada, northeast of Montreal on the northern bank of the Saint Lawrence River population 131,338
Note: Trois-Rivières includes the former town of Trois-Ri*vières-Ouest play \ˌt(r)wä-ri-ˌvyer-ˈwest\ .

à trois

adjective \ ä‧ˈtrwä , F ȧtrwȧ \

Definition of à trois

:designed for or shared among three individuals usually used postpositively
  • a pleasant little dinner à trois
  • a discussion à trois

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Origin and Etymology of à trois

French


MÉNAGE À TROIS Defined for English Language Learners

ménage à trois

noun

Definition of ménage à trois for English Language Learners

  • : an arrangement in which three people have sex with each other especially while living together


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