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trio (n.)

1724, "composition for three voices," from French trio (c. 1600), from Italian trio, from tri- "three" (see three); patterned on duo. Meaning "group of three persons" is from 1789.

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Definitions of trio from WordNet

trio (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one;
Synonyms: three / " / iii / threesome / tierce / leash / troika / triad / trine / trinity / ternary / ternion / triplet / tercet / terzetto / trey / deuce-ace
trio (n.)
a musical composition for three performers;
trio (n.)
three performers or singers who perform together;
trio (n.)
a set of three similar things considered as a unit;
Synonyms: triad / triplet / triple
trio (n.)
three people considered as a unit;
Synonyms: threesome / triad / trinity
From wordnet.princeton.edu