Hypertext Webster Gateway: "tercet"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : 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}, {terzetto}, {trey}, {deuce-ace}]

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