treble
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈtɹɛbəl/
Adjective

treble (not comparable)

  1. (music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
  2. High in pitch; shrill.
  3. (rare) Threefold, triple.
    • 1837 Penny Cyclopedia, vol. 7, s.v. "Constantinople":
      The treble walls and ditches on the land side [...] diminish the extent of ground covered with houses.
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treble (not comparable)

  1. Trebly; triply.
Synonyms Noun

treble (plural trebles)

  1. (music) The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
  2. (music) A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
  3. The highest tuned in a ring of bells.
  4. Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
  5. A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
  6. A drink with three portions of alcohol.
  7. (darts) Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
  8. (sports) Three goals, victories, awards etc. in a given match or season.
Translations
  • German: Sopranstimme, Sopran, Diskantstimme, Diskant
  • Russian: диска́нт
  • Spanish: tiple
Verb

treble (trebles, present participle trebling; past and past participle trebled)

  1. (transitive) To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
  2. (intransitive) To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
  3. (intransitive) To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
  4. (transitive) To utter in a treble key; to whine.
    • He outrageously / (When I accused him) trebled his reply.
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