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Definition of "trio" []

  • Music A composition for three voices or three instruments. (noun)
  • Music A group of three singers or three instrumentalists. (noun)
  • Music The middle, contrasting section of a minuet, scherzo, march, or various other forms. (noun)
  • A group of three. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trio" in a sentence
  • "The tweaked premise turns the title trio into reformed bad girls, which is way beyond this cast's emotional range."
  • "Watching this trio is akin to masturbating with a cheese grater … … …."
  • "Just as he never settles on any particular set of delineated parameters for his film's universe (here and there, bold slogans stamp the screen to the beat; planes do strange, slow-mo acrobatics overhead), Harkema never settles on anyone's side here; there are no sides, no winning arguments, and for that, the trio is all the more engaging."