Origin of triplet
Examples from the Web for triplet
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Music aficionados recognize this rhythm as a triplet or “hemiola”: the playing of two different musical patterns simultaneously.
The sound was hardly out of its body, when poor Triplet writhed like a worm on a hook.
"About here, sir, if you please," said poor Triplet faintly.
Pompey came in with the pie, Mrs. Woffington took it and set it before Triplet.
Triplet then suddenly started from entreaty to King Cambyses' vein.
Triplet had seen with alarm that Mr. Snarl spoke not; many satirical expressions crossed his face, but he said nothing.
Word Origin for triplet
1650s, "three successive lines of poetry," from triple; perhaps patterned on doublet. Extended to a set of three of anything in 1733, and to three children at the same birth in 1787 (another word for this was trin, 1831, on the model of twin). Musical meaning "three notes played in the time of two" is from 1801.