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trialogue Syllabification: tri·a·logue
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīəˌlôɡ/ /-ˌläɡ/
(also trilogueˈtrīˌläɡ)

Definition of trialogue in English:


A dialogue between three people.
Example sentences
  • The hedge fund draft directive will now enter a 'trilogue' involving the EU's three main institutions - the council of ministers, the European parliament and the European commission.
  • Major negotiations on the working time directive took place within trialogues, with the second meeting on 21 March, for example, agreeing a compromise formula that both took as a basis for negotiation.
  • The international scholars who have participated in the Jewish-Christian-Muslim trialogues are committed to their faith but are also critical thinkers capable of analyzing problems caused by their own sides.


Mid 16th century: formed irregularly from tri- 'three' + dialogue (di- being misinterpreted as 'two').

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