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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a three-line stanza in a poem

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A triplet.
  • n. A triplet; a group of three lines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Etymologies

French, from Italian terzetto, from diminutive of terzo, third, from Latin tertius; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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