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trio

noun uk   /ˈtriː.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/ ( plural trios)
C2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of three people or things: There was disappointment for our trio of 200 metre runners, all of whom failed to reach the final. [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of three musicians or singers who perform together: Many jazz trios consist of piano, guitar, and double bass. [C] a piece of music that has been written to be performed by three people: The final item in today's programme is Beethoven's Trio in B flat.
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in Korean 3인조의…
in Arabic ثُلاثي…
in French trio…
in Turkish üçlü grup…
in Italian trio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三人一組, 三件套, 三合一…
in Russian трио…
in Polish trio, tercet…
in Spanish trío…
in Portuguese trio…
in German das Trio…
in Catalan trio…
in Japanese 3人組, 三重奏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三人一组, 三件套, 三合一…
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