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Trialogue

[TRI-ə-lahg]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, mid 16th century

1.

A dialogue between three people.

Examples of Trialogue in a sentence

"John, Sarah, and Zoe entered into a trialogue to agree on which candidate to hire."

"Representatives from California, New York, and Washington arranged a trialogue to discuss the proposed legislation."

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About Trialogue

“Trialogue” is a composite word derived from “tri,” meaning three, and “dialogue,” meaning conversation. The “dia” in “dialogue” doen’t refer to a conversation between two people; it comes from the Greek word “dialegesthal,” which simply means “to converse with.”

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A conversation between three people is considered a “trialogue.” Some famous examples of trialogues would be Harry, Hermione, and Ron (from Harry Potter); Huey, Dewey, and Louie (from Disney’s DuckTales); Luke, Leia, and Han (from Star Wars); and Aramis, Athos, and Porthos of “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas.

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