- of or relating to the highest part in harmonized music; soprano.
- of the highest pitch or range, as a voice part, voice, singer, or instrument.
- high in pitch; shrill.
- the treble or soprano part.
- a treble voice, singer, or instrument.
Origin of treble
OTHER WORDS FROM trebletre·bly [treb-lee], /ˈtrɛb li/, adverb
Words nearby treble
How to use treble in a sentence
The sound profile skewed toward a brighter treble than equivalent headsets I’ve tested.Skullcandy Hesh headphones review: An everyday overachiever|Andrew Waite|August 20, 2021|Popular-Science
Paavo Nurmi was ready for the same treble as Hassan in 1924, and more.
That treble would let Hassan step on to a very special podium, with Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, and other multi-victory giants whose golden shadows still shimmer over the Tokyo track.
On the app, you can control the sound mix using a single slider that scales from bass-heavy to treble-focused.CX True Wireless review: Basic Sennheiser earbuds that sound anything but|Tony Ware|July 21, 2021|Popular-Science
The B652 Air set adds a ribbon tweeter for a more accurate treble definition.The best bookshelf speakers fill your room with sound, not clutter|Tony Ware|July 19, 2021|Popular-Science
She looked through his list of potential song titles and came across one called “Treble Bass.”‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time of his death, Fleming had pulled off a rare treble in English literature.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
Sir Peter Edlin, it seems, has been doing treble the amount of work for a two-third's salary.
The simplest form was the Doublette sounding the 15th and 22nd (the double and treble octave) of the note struck.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Thou knittest togider the mene sowle of treble kinde, moeving alle thinges'; &c.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for treble
- the high-frequency response of an audio amplifier, esp in a record player or tape recorder
- a control knob on such an instrument by means of which the high-frequency gain can be increased or decreased
- the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
- a hit on this ring