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treble

[ treb-uhl ]

adjective

  1. threefold; triple.
  2. Music.
    1. of or relating to the highest part in harmonized music; soprano.
    2. of the highest pitch or range, as a voice part, voice, singer, or instrument.
    3. high in pitch; shrill.


noun

  1. Music.
    1. the treble or soprano part.
    2. a treble voice, singer, or instrument.
  2. a high or shrill voice or sound.
  3. the highest-pitched peal of a bell.

verb (used with or without object)

, tre·bled, tre·bling.
  1. to make or become three times as much or as many; triple.

treble

/ ˈtrɛbəl /

adjective

  1. threefold; triple
  2. of, relating to, or denoting a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument


noun

  1. three times the amount, size, etc
  2. a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
  3. the highest register of a musical instrument
    1. the high-frequency response of an audio amplifier, esp in a record player or tape recorder
    2. a control knob on such an instrument by means of which the high-frequency gain can be increased or decreased
  4. Leisure:Bell-ringing the lightest and highest bell in a ring
    1. the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
    2. a hit on this ring

verb

  1. to make or become three times as much
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Derived Forms

  • ˈtrebly, adverbadjective
  • ˈtrebleness, noun
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Other Words From

  • tre·bly [treb, -lee], adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of treble1

1275–1325; (adj. and noun) Middle English < Middle French < Latin triplus triple; (v.) Middle English treblen, derivative of the adj.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of treble1

C14: from Old French, from Latin triplus threefold, triple
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Example Sentences

The sound profile skewed toward a brighter treble than equivalent headsets I’ve tested.

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.

The B652 Air set adds a ribbon tweeter for a more accurate treble definition.

She looked through his list of potential song titles and came across one called “Treble Bass.”

At the time of his death, Fleming had pulled off a rare treble in English literature.

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.

Thou knittest togider the mene sowle of treble kinde, moeving alle thinges'; &c.

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