1715-25; < Italian, equivalent to tri- tri- + ( du) o two Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈtɹi.əʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtɹioʊ/

trio (plural trios)

  1. A group of three people or things.
  2. A group of three musicians.
  3. (music) A piece of music written for three musicians.
    • 2013, Simon Winder, Danubia, Picador 2014, p. 281:
      I love his music, but it is a bit disconcerting to realize that you could die in extreme old age and still only be familiar with a mere handful of the baryton trios.
  4. (music) A passage in the middle of a minuet, frequently in a different key.
  5. Any cocktail made with a spirit, a liqueur, and a creamy ingredient.
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  • Russian: три́о
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