• A trio of apple tent-caterpillars
    A trio of apple tent-caterpillars
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trio a musical composition for three performers
    • n trio three people considered as a unit
    • n trio a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    • n trio three performers or singers who perform together
    • n trio the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919, to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. This was the first time that the Belmont Stakes had been run as part of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious trio of events. Sir Barton had already won the first two jewels of the Triple Crown -the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky and the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
    • Trio (Mus) A composition for three parts or three instruments.
    • Trio (Mus) 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.
    • Trio 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The state of Oregon has one city named Sisters and another called Brothers. Sisters got its name from a nearby trio of peaks in the Cascade Mountains known as the Three Sisters. Brothers was named as a counterpart to Sisters.
    • n trio In music, a composition or movement for three solo parts, either vocal or instrumental, usually without accompaniment. Specifically, either
    • n trio A company of three vocalists or instrumentalists who perform trios.
    • n trio A group, combination, or association of three.
    • n trio In the game of piquet, three aces, kings, queens, or knaves, held in one hand: a counting combination of cards.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trio trē′o or trī′o three united:
    • n Trio trē′o or trī′o (mus.) a composition for three performers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. L. tres, tria, three: cf. F. trio, from the Italian. See Three
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. tres, three.


In literature:

It was a drawn, ghastly face that the trio gazed down upon.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
For a dozen reasons the maneuver might fail to destroy the murderous trio.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Drawing back into the mouth of the cave, the trio watched the Danites march across the canyon with their captive.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Would any of the conspiring trio, whose tool I had been, raise a finger to save me?
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
His trios began to attract attention, and he soon found himself rising into prominence.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
She wondered if the "Terrible Trio" would be there.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Opus 29 is a Trio for violin, 'cello, and piano.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The trio considered this insult past endurance and a free-for-all fight ensued.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Trio from "The Creation," "Most Beautiful Appear.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
The trio sat in thought, one awaiting the other to speak the first word.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett

In poetry:

And while the trio jeered and joked,
As if it quite enjoyed it,
Impassively it smoked and smoked,
(It could now well avoid it).
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
I passed them, but my gaze for long
Dwelt on the trio surly--
Their dark bronze features sharp and strong,
Their loose hair black and curly.
"The Three Gipsies" by Nikolaus Lenau
Homer's heroes were certainly no braver
than our Trio, but more fortunate: Hector
was excused the insult of having
his valor covered by television.
"Moon Landing" by W H Auden
THUS ended then, the third and last amour;
The trio hasten'd Macae to implore,
To say which gain'd the bet, who soon replied:—
I find it, friends, not easy to decide.
"The Three Gossips' Wager" by Jean de La Fontaine
"Patience yet must have her limit, trusty friend,
Comes the time for action, e'en to men of peace,
Maps and Historie and Answer Rude shall form
Trio to convince the London Company."
"Pocahontas - III Smith And Newport" by Virginia Carter Castleman
No fairer pilgrims ever came
Within the temple's stately door;
No sweeter picture could it frame
Than that upon its marble floor,
When, in the hush of dawning day,
The lovely trio knelt to pray.
"The Gift Of Juno" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

JAZZ FEST 2012, DAY 8: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Robi Botos Trio, Po' Boys Brass Band.
Seattle trio brings on the brio .
Trio of brown bear s takes out beloved pet.
A family in Rabbit Creek remains on high alert after a trio of brown bear s attacked and killed their pet llama.
A trio of rare cubs recently made their debut at a South Carolina zoo.
Naples High trio returns from Brown University camp.
Dom Esposito topped the Indian River men with a 268 game en route to a 712 series in the Scratch Trios league at Ercildoune Lanes last week.
Linked by past misdeeds, UNC trio out to rebound in the NFL.
Negroni Trio will appear Thursday, March 6 performing music from their new album, "Father & Son".
The Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio will perform a Camerata Musica concert Nov 20 in Richland.
Surf-rock trio brings its rowdy, raunchy show to Florida for the first time.
Check out this trio of delicious beverages from Martini Bob that will warm more than just your spirits.
Mica Levi, the 21-year-old proprietor of chaotically twee London trio Micachu & the Shapes, makes for an unlikely noise-rock heroine, which, of course, largely explains why she's currently hailed as such.
Brooklyn trio mixes dance sound with alt-rock, classic pop.
A trio of cigar-friendly places in Charleston, South Carolina.

In science:

The energy eigenstate is explicitly constructed using the creation operators of boson pairs and trios.
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra
S = 1 coupled by the two strongest interactions of the trio, J1 and Ω and solve it exactly (see Fig. 2b).
Phase diagram of the random Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain
This procedure which implies diagonalizing the 27X 27 matrix of the trio is carried out analytical ly.
Phase diagram of the random Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain
Notice that in our generalized renormalization scheme, degenerate perturbation theory is applied to the ground state of the spin trio.
Spin-3/2 random quantum antiferromagnetic chains
Model checking techniques [CGP00, HNSY94] and the combination of Petri nets with the TRIO temporal logic [FMM94] are examples of the dual language approach.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey