a musical composition for three voices or instruments.
a company of three singers or players.
any group of three persons or things.
a subordinate division of a minuet, scherzo, march, etc., usually in a contrasted key and style (perhaps originally written for three instruments or in three parts).
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How to use trio in a sentence
According to the announcement, Apple became aware of a trio of security issues that may have been “actively exploited” before the patch.You should update your iPhone and Chrome browser ASAP | Stan Horaczek | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
The chosen trio were Alicia Scott of Range Beauty, Arah Sims of Kyutee Nails, and Tomi Alisha of NaturAll Club.Cantu Beauty Announces Winners of Elevate Workshop Series | Nandi Howard | February 5, 2021 | Essence.com
Without Thompson to round out the winningest trio in NBA history,13 Golden State isn’t likely to be considered a title contender this season, but no team will want to face Green, Curry and company in the playoffs.Draymond Green Isn’t Scoring, But He’s Doing Everything Else For The Warriors | James L. Jackson | February 4, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
To mark the honor, “Lions in Winter” showcases work by the trio, whose styles are distinct but altogether compatible.In the galleries: Immersive exhibit explores a wonderland in blue | Mark Jenkins | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Understandable for a team with a new coach and a new star trio that has faced some injury issues but not good enough.With Kyrie Irving back, rookie coach Steve Nash has to figure out how to get his stars aligned | Ben Golliver | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The trio formed the Sad Boys collective, with Sherm and Gud on production and Lean manning the mic.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Wednesday afternoon, the trio turned themselves in to the police.
Before she headlined the Playboy resorts, Joan Rivers was the funny gal in a spirited trio that played in hip nightclubs.
The Playboy publicity posters for the act called them “a spirited trio.”
Additionally, the so-called DDG-1000 can also carry either a pair of helicopters or a single helicopter and a trio of drones.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat? | Dave Majumdar | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Christian had completed his work, the trio returned to headquarters, Mr. Peck leaving again to "do a little thinking."
Then in 1823 she made her debut at the Opera in a trio skit with Mariette and Tullia.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The Scherzo is neither good nor bad; the trio is so innocent that it would be almost too infantile for a Sniegourotchka.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Ten minutes later, after the sergeant had changed into plain clothes, the trio set out along the flat, muddy road for Asheldham.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
Xenophon is the last of the trio of the Greek historians whose writings are classic and inimitable.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for trio
a group of three people or things
a group of three singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
a subordinate section in a scherzo, minuet, etc, that is contrastive in style and often in a related key
piquet three cards of the same rank
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