Definition of triplet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrɪplət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪplət//
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  1. 1one of three children born at the same time to the same mother
  2. 2 (music) a group of three equal notes to be played or sung in the time usually taken to play or sing two of the same kind
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from triple, on the pattern of doublet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: triplet