tricolon

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek τρικωλος (trikōlos, having three parts).

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tricolon (plural tricolons or tricola)

  1. (rhetoric) A sentence with three clearly defined parts of equal length, usually independent clauses.
    Hypernym: isocolon
    Hyponym: hendiatris
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Etymology 2[edit]

tri- +‎ colon

Noun[edit]

tricolon (plural tricolons)

  1. The symbol , a colon with three dots instead of two.

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek τρικωλον (trikōlon, having three parts).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtri.koːˌlɔn/
  • Hyphenation: tri‧co‧lon

Noun[edit]

tricolon n (plural tricola)

  1. tricolon