Trio

Tri"o

(?), n. [It., fr. L. tres, tria, three: cf. F. trio, from the Italian. See Three.] 1. Three, considered collectively; three in company or acting together; a set of three; three united.
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The trio were well accustomed to act together, and were linked to each other by ties of mutual interest.
Dickens.
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2. (Mus.) (a) A composition for three parts or three instruments. (b) The secondary, or episodical, movement of a minuet or scherzo, as in a sonata or symphony, or of a march, or of various dance forms; -- not limited to three parts or instruments.
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Tri*ob"o*lar

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Tri*ob"o*la*ry

(?), } a. [LL. triobolaris, fr. L. triobolus a piece of three oboli, Gr. . See Tri-, and Obolus.] Of the value of three oboli; hence, mean; worthless. [Obs.]
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It may pass current . . . for a triobolar ballad.
Cheyne.
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