Trio definition

trēō
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The definition of a trio is a group of three people or things.

An example of a trio is two boys and a girl.

An example of a trio is a band with a guitarist, drummer and bassist.

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Any cocktail made with a spirit, a liqueur, and a creamy ingredient.
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A group of three.
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The middle, contrasting section of a minuet, scherzo, march, or various other forms.
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Any group of three persons or things.
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A composition for three voices or three instruments.
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A group of three performers of such a composition, or any group of three musicians playing together.
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The middle section of a minuet, scherzo, etc., orig. written in three voices, or parts.
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A group of three people or things.
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A group of three musicians.
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(music) A piece of music written for three musicians.
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(music) A passage in the middle of a minuet, frequently in a different key.
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A composition for three voices or three instruments.
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A group of three singers or three instrumentalists.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
trio
Plural:
trios

Origin of trio

  • French composition for three voices from Italian tri- three (from Latin trei- in Indo-European roots) (du)o duet duo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition