Triad vs Trio - What's the difference?

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Trio is a synonym of triad.

Triad is a synonym of trio.


In context|music|lang=en terms the difference between triad and trio

is that triad is (music) a chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale while trio is (music) a passage in the middle of a minuet, frequently in a different key.

As nouns the difference between triad and trio

is that triad is a grouping of three while trio is a group of three people or things.

triad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A grouping of three.
  • (music) A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
  • (electronics) on a CRT display, a group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
  • A branch of a Chinese underground criminal society, mostly based in Hong Kong.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of three) threesome, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, triumvirate

    See also

    * monad * dyad * mafia * tong * yakuza * ("triad" on Wikipedia)

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    trio

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A group of three people or things.
  • (senseid)A group of three musicians.
  • (music) A piece of music written for three musicians.
  • (music) A passage in the middle of a minuet, frequently in a different key.
  • Any cocktail made with a spirit, a liqueur, and a creamy ingredient.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of three) threesome, triad, trine, trinity, troika, triumvirate

    See also

    * solo - 1 * duo - 2 * triplet - 3 * quartet - 4 * quintet - 5 * sextet - 6

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