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1. A group of three lines of verse, often rhyming together or with another triplet.
2. Music See triplet.
[French, from Italian terzetto, from diminutive of terzo, third, from Latin tertius; see trei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Poetry) a group of three lines of verse that rhyme together or are connected by rhyme with adjacent groups of three lines
[C16: from French, from Italian terzetto, diminutive of terzo third, from Latin tertius]
ter•cet(ˈtɜr sɪt, tɜrˈsɛt)
a group of three lines of verse rhyming together or connected by rhyme with the adjacent group or groups of three lines.
[1590–1600; < French < Italian terzetto < Latin tertius. See -et]
A group of three lines, often connected by rhyme.
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|Noun||1.||tercet - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one|
3, deuce-ace, III, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, tierce, leash