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uk   /ˈtriː.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural trios)
C2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of three ​people or things: There was ​disappointment for the trio of 200 ​metrerunners, 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 ​doublebass. [C] a ​piece of ​music that has been written to be ​performed by three ​people: The ​finalitem on today's ​programme is Beethoven's Trio in B ​flat.
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trionoun [C]

 us   /ˈtri·oʊ/ (plural trios)
three ​people who ​sing or ​playmusicalinstruments together, or a ​piece of ​music written for three ​people
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