Definition of terzetto in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛːtˈsɛtəʊ/
Pronunciation: /təːtˈsɛtəʊ/

noun (plural terzettos or terzetti /tɛːtˈsɛti/ /təːtˈsɛti/)

A vocal or instrumental trio.
Example sentences
  • In 1705, Lotti had a collection of madrigals published: Duetti, terzetti e madrigali a piu voci.
  • As consolation, Dvorák promptly wrote a second terzetto in a much simpler style, Op. 75a, which was later published in a better-known arrangement for violin and piano entitled Romantic Pieces.
  • Shortly after orchestrating the second series of Slavonic Dances in 1886, the composer, a violist, wrote two string terzettos for himself and two violin students, who lived in his house.


Italian (see tercet).

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