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tri·o

 (trē′ō)
n. pl. tri·os
1. Music
a. A composition for three voices or three instruments.
b. A group of three singers or three instrumentalists.
c. The middle, contrasting section of a minuet, scherzo, march, or various other forms.
2. A group of three.

[French, composition for three voices, from Italian : tri-, three (from Latin; see trei- in Indo-European roots) + (du)o, duet; see duo.]
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trio

(ˈtriːəʊ)
n, pl trios
1. a group of three people or things
2. (Music, other) music
a. a group of three singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
b. a subordinate section in a scherzo, minuet, etc, that is contrastive in style and often in a related key
3. (Card Games) piquet three cards of the same rank
[C18: from Italian, ultimately from Latin trēs three; compare duo]
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tri•o

(ˈtri oʊ)

n., pl. tri•os.
1. any group of three persons or things.
2. a musical composition for three voices or instruments.
3. a company of three singers or players.
4. the middle section of a minuet, scherzo, or march.
[1715–25; < Italian, =tri- tri- + (du)o two]
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Trio

 a musical composition for three performers; a group or set of three.
Examples: trio of charming cousins, 1904; of walruses, 1856.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trio - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onetrio - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.trio - a musical composition for three performerstrio - a musical composition for three performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
3.trio - three performers or singers who perform togethertrio - three performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
4.trio - a set of three similar things considered as a unittrio - a set of three similar things considered as a unit
trilogy - a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
triplicity, trigon - (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
5.trio - three people considered as a unittrio - three people considered as a unit  
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
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trio

noun threesome, triple, trinity, trilogy, triplet, triad, triumvirate, triptych, trine, triune classy songs from a Texas trio
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trio

noun
A group of three individuals:
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Translations
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trio

[ˈtrɪəʊ] Ntrío m
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trio

[ˈtriːəʊ] n
(= group of three musicians or singers) → trio m
(= piece of music for three musicians or singers) → trio m
(= group of three people or things) → trio m
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trio

nTrio nt
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trio

[ˈtrɪəʊ] ntrio
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trio

(ˈtriːəu) plural ˈtrios noun
1. a group of three (people or things).
2. (a piece of music for) three players. A trio was playing in the hotel lounge; a trio by Mozart.
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References in classic literature ?
"And you took my book away and hid it 'cause I wouldn't go and swing when you wanted me to," added Annette, the oldest of the Snow trio.
Did he see himself, a white-haired decrepit man, bending his hitherto inflexible theories to appointed circumstances; making his facts and figures subservient to Faith, Hope, and Charity; and no longer trying to grind that Heavenly trio in his dusty little mills?
Aunt Dodo was chief playmate and confidante of both children, and the trio turned the little house topsy-turvy.
Two months later, on the third of September, he took this trio of finger marks again.
"Each of those three beautiful girls will have a handsome fortune; and with a little address, a gentlemanlike, intelligent young fellow like you might make himself master of the hand, heart, and purse of any one of the trio."
The children got down off his knees, each secured a hand, and the happy trio set off for the Library--followed by me.
He was sure that Rokoff would be following this trio, and so he felt confident that so long as he could keep upon the Russian's trail he would be winning so much nearer to the time he might snatch his son from the dangers and horrors that menaced him.
Just in front of the trio was another bull bearing in his arms the unconscious form of Virginia Maxon who had fainted at the first response to her cry for help.
Geraldine, with Olive Moreton and Captain Granet, found a sofa in a remote corner of the room and the trio were apparently talking nonsense with great success.
"He was, at any rate, the most interesting of that little trio," Wingrave remarked, "but even he was a trifle heavy."
“The amount of all this, then, Dickon, is that the trio, of which you are one, and the principal, have made some important discovery.”
He may likewise recognize in Robinson, Rezner, and Hoback, the trio of Kentucky hunters who had originally been in the service of Mr.