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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce- ace]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Italian terzetto, from diminutive of terzo third, from Latin tertius more at third Date: circa 1598 a unit or group of three lines of verse: a. one of the 3-line stanzas in terza rima b. one of the two groups of three lines forming the sestet in an Italian sonnet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also tiercet) Prosody a set or group of three lines rhyming together or connected by rhyme with an adjacent triplet. Etymology: F f. It. terzetto dimin. of terzo third f. L tertius

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tercet Ter"cet, n. [F., fr. It. terzetto, dim. of terzo, third, L. tertius. See Tierce, and cf. Terzetto.] 1. (Mus.) A triplet. --Hiles. 2. (Poetry) A triplet; a group of three lines.



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