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English definition of “triangle”

triangle

noun [C]    /ˈtrɑɪˌæŋ·ɡəl/
mathematics a flat shape with three straight sides: Her earrings were in the shape of triangles. music A triangle is also a musical instrument consisting of a thin metal bar having three sides, which makes a high sound when held up in the air and hit with a metal bar.
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