• IPA: /ˈtɹaɪ.æd/

triad (plural triads)

  1. A grouping of three.
    Synonyms: threesome, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, triumvirate, Thesaurus:trio
  2. A word of three syllables.
    Synonyms: trisyllable
  3. A branch of a Chinese underground criminal society, mostly based in Hong Kong.
  4. (electronics) on a CRT display, a group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
  5. (music) A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
  • Italian: triade
  • Russian: триа́да
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