Triplet (Fr. triolet; Ger. Triole; It. terzina; Sp. tresillo)
(Fr. triolet; Ger. Triole; It. terzina; Sp. tresillo)
A group of three notes to be performed in the time of two of the same kind, or in the time of any number of another kind. They are indicated by a figure 3 usually under a slur (ex.1). The slur and figure may also signify a two-beat note plus a one-beat note; and rests may take the place of any of the notes. The slur and figure used in this way do occur in the 16th century, but were not common until the 19th. ...