- 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.
verb (used with or without object), tre·bled, tre·bling.
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Origin of treble
OTHER WORDS FROM trebletre·bly [treb-lee] /ˈtrɛb li/, adverb
Words nearby treble
Example sentences from the Web for trebled
If I would but listen to him, my capital might be trebled in a year, he says, and the interest immensely increased.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
That is both money and deposits have trebled; and prices, on the average have perhaps trebled also.
It is reported that the fortune of $200,000 she amassed while on the stage has been trebled since by lucky investments.
In Edinburgh, as in London, the weekly burials were trebled.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
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 trebled
- 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