Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group of three lines of verse, often rhyming together or with another triplet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, same as triplet.
  • noun In poetry, a group of three riming lines; a triplet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A triplet.
  • noun (Poetry) A triplet; a group of three lines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a three-line stanza in a poem

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Italian terzetto, from diminutive of terzo, third, from Latin tertius; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

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