Origin of triplet
Related Words for tripletthreesome, triumvirate, trilogy, troika, triad, leash, triple, trinity, trine, triangle, triplicate, triptych, trey, ternion, trio, triplicity, third, trichotomy, trivium, ternary
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Contemporary Examples of triplet
Triplet panda cubs born this past July were reunited with their mother, Juxiao, in a Chinese zoo this week.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 14, 2014
Music aficionados recognize this rhythm as a triplet or “hemiola”: the playing of two different musical patterns simultaneously.The Goldilocks of Black Holes
Matthew R. Francis
August 24, 2014
Historical Examples of triplet
This is a War Ballad, in triplet stanzas with 'duplication.'
Dr. Triplet's monument now stands in the place where this did.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)
Dr. Triplet came to give his master a visit, and he whip't him.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
Hunt imitated Dryden in the use of both alexandrine and triplet.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
A combination of two lenses is called a doublet—of three, a triplet.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene
Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
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.