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Meaning of TREBLE

Pronunciation:  'treb¾l

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the pitch range of the highest female voice
  2. [adj]  having or denoting a high range; "soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
  3. [adj]  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  4. [adj]  having three units or components or elements; "a ternary operation"; "a treble row of red beads"; "overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"; "triple time has three beats per measure"; "triplex windows"
  5. [adj]  three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
  6. [v]  increase threefold; "Triple your income!"
  7. [v]  sing treble

TREBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: double, dual, high, high-pitched, multiple, soprano, soprano, ternary, threefold, triple, triple, triplex, twofold
 See Also: high frequency, high pitch, manifold, multiply, sing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tre"ble\, a. [OE. treble threefold, OF. treble, treible,
    L. triplus. See {Triple}.]
    1. Threefold; triple.
             A lofty tower, and strong on every side With treble
             walls.                                --Dryden.
    2. (Mus.)
       (a) Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound. --Bacon.
       (b) Playing or singing the highest part or most acute
           sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble
           violin or voice.
  2. \Tre"ble\, adv.
    Trebly; triply. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
  3. \Tre"ble\, n. [`` It has been said to be a corruption of
    triplum [Lat.], a third part, superadded to the altus and
    bassus (high and low).'' --Grove.] (Mus.)
    The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part
    usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
    Note: This is sometimes called the first treble, to
          distinguish it from the second treble, or alto, which
          is sung by lower female voices.
  4. \Tre"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trebled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To make thrice as much; to make threefold. ``Love trebled
       life.'' --Tennyson.
    2. To utter in a treble key; to whine. [Obs.]
             He outrageously (When I accused him) trebled his
             reply.                                --Chapman.
  5. \Tre"ble\, v. i.
    To become threefold. --Swift.