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Dictionary Definition



1 the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
2 one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
3 a set of three similar things considered as a unit [syn: trio, triad]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A group of three or one of a group of three.
  2. One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
  3. A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet


*Spanish: trillizo



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  1. triplet (2)

Extensive Definition

A triplet is a set of three items. It may refer to:
The Triplets may refer to:

See also

triplet in German: Triplett
triplet in Spanish: Tresillo
triplet in Dutch: Triplet
triplet in Russian: Триплет
triplet in Slovak: Triplet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Spenserian stanza, accidental, andante tempo, antistrophe, beat, book, breve, burden, canto, chorus, clover, compound time, couplet, crotchet, demisemiquaver, deuce-ace, distich, dominant, dominant note, double whole note, duple time, eighth note, enharmonic, enharmonic note, envoi, epode, flat, half note, hemidemisemiquaver, heptastich, hexastich, largo, leash, line, march tempo, measure, minim, mixed times, monostich, musical note, natural, note, octastich, octave, octet, ottava rima, patent note, pentastich, presto, quarter note, quatrain, quaver, rag, ragtime, refrain, report, responding note, rhyme royal, rubato, semibreve, semiquaver, septet, sestet, set of three, sextet, sextuple time, shamrock, shaped note, sharp, simple time, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, spiccato, staccato, stanza, stave, strain, strophe, sustained note, syllable, syncopation, syncope, tempo, tempo rubato, tercet, ternary, ternion, terza rima, terzetto, tetrastich, thirty-second note, three, three-quarter time, threesome, tierce, time, time pattern, timing, tone, trefoil, trey, triad, trialogue, triangle, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron, trilogy, trimester, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong, triple crown, triple threat, triple time, triplopy, tripod, triptych, trireme, triseme, triskelion, tristich, trisul, triumvirate, triunity, trivet, troika, two-four time, verse, waltz time, whole note
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