Complete Definition of "treble"

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Etymology
From OF. #Old French|treble, from L. triplus.

Pronunciation
IPA|/trÉbÉl/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉbÉl|-ÉbÉl

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Threefold, triple.
  2. context|of time|or|music Having two beats in a bar.
  3. music Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
  4. High in pitch; shrill.

Antonyms
italbrac|music bass
italbrac|math third

Related terms
treble clef
treble staff

Noun
en-noun

  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.
  3. Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
  4. A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
  5. context|darts Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
  6. sport Three victories, awards etc.

Verb
en-verb|trebl|ing

  1. transitive To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
  2. intransitive To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
  3. intransitive To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.

Translations
trans-top|to multiply by three
French: tripler
Italian: triplicare
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ttbc|German: Höhen
ttbc|Spanish: triple
ttbc|Swedish: diskant
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Category:Musical Voices and Registers

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