1. Three, considered collectively; three in company or acting together; a set of three; three united.
The trio were well accustomed to act together, and were linked to each other by ties of mutual interest. --Dickens.
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.
n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
[syn: three, 3, III, threesome, tierce, leash,
troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion,
triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
2: a musical composition for three performers
3: three performers or singers who perform together
4: a set of three similar things considered as a unit [syn: triad,
5: three people considered as a unit [syn: threesome, triad,