Music aficionados recognize this rhythm as a triplet or “hemiola”: the playing of two different musical patterns simultaneously.
triplet panda cubs born this past July were reunited with their mother, Juxiao, in a Chinese zoo this week.
She folded her once more in her arms, and then, taking her by the hand, led her tenderly into triplet's inner room.
This is a War Ballad, in triplet stanzas with 'duplication.'
The movement from triplet to triplet gave a disjointed effect such as arises in ordinary projection when the speed is too slow.
Dr. triplet came to give his master a visit, and he whip't him.
Confounded disturber, roared the postmaster, while the triplet of ladies cast angry glances at the postilion.
A combination of two lenses is called a doublet—of three, a triplet.
triplet could not make head against this blow; he gasped, and pointed piteously to the inner door.
On his uneasy slumber entered from the theater Mrs. triplet.
1650s, "three successive lines of poetry," from triple; perhaps patterned on doublet. Extended to a set of three of anything in 1733, and to three children at the same birth in 1787 (another word for this was trin, 1831, on the model of twin). Musical meaning "three notes played in the time of two" is from 1801.
triplet trip·let (trĭp'lĭt)
Any of three children delivered at the same birth.
A set of three similar objects, such as a compound lens in a microscope formed of three planoconvex lenses.
A unit of three successive nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule that codes for a specific amino acid; a codon or anticodon.