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Triplicity

[trip-LIS-ə-dee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 16th century

1.

A group of three people or things.

2.

(Archaic) The state of being triple.

Examples of Triplicity in a sentence

"Haim is one of the most popular triplicities in modern pop music."

"Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were an inspiring triplicity for many young readers."

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About Triplicity

“Triplicity” comes from the old Latin “triplicitāt,” and is related to the more modern Latin term “triplex.” Both root words are formed by combining the prefix “tri-,” meaning “three,” and “plic,” meaning “to fold” (as in “threefold”).

Did you Know?

Luke, Leia, and Han. The Three Bears. The Magi bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Pop culture, legend, and history are full of triplicities. Sometimes one character isn’t enough, and two characters seem like they’re missing something. Only a triplicity will do. A triplicity of voices offers variety to the reader, viewer, or listener, making it easier for audiences to relate to the characters in front of them.

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