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.
a high or shrill voice or sound.
the highest-pitched peal of a bell.
to make or become three times as much or as many; triple.
- tre·bly [treb-lee], /ˈtrɛb li/, adverb
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How to use treble in a sentence
Three-way designs with tweeters for treble, woofers for bass, and midrange for everything in between are ideal.Best computer speakers: Make music, video chats, and more a whole lot clearer | Jeremy Helligar | January 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
They include 42-millimeter drivers that can exquisitely produce detailed high treble and middle ranges with a punchy bass that isn’t overwhelming.
They can be a little bit more expensive than dynamic drivers, and produce really excellent treble frequencies but can leave a little to be desired when it comes to a booming bass.
Music detail is clear, and they’re neither too heavy on bass or overemphatic on treble.Shure’s Aonic 50 wireless noise-cancelling headphones offer best-in-class audio quality | Darrell Etherington | October 16, 2020 | TechCrunch
The Nest Audio now contains a 75-millimeter woofer and 19 millimeter-tweeter used to produce deeper bass and treble, respectively.Here’s what Google’s new Nest Audio speakers are like | jonathanvanian2015 | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
The film never explains that the elevator ride puts even more pressure on his already trebled weight and breaks his leg.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel | Malcolm Jones | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He doubled and trebled his risks, and did the like, as may be guessed, to his anxieties and failures.
Then the white population of the station doubled and trebled itself.From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb
These villages have shared in the general movement, and some of them have almost trebled in size and importance.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
Needless to mention these figures are doubled and even trebled by some thoughtless girls of poor but long-suffering parents.The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
In the last fifty years the number of known fossil remains of invertebrated animals has been trebled or quadrupled.The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology | Thomas Henry Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for treble
of, relating to, or denoting a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
three times the amount, size, etc
a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
the highest register of a musical instrument
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
bell-ringing the lightest and highest bell in a ring
the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
a hit on this ring
to make or become three times as much
- trebleness, noun
- trebly, adverb, adjective
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