verb (trebl, ing)
- (music) The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
- (music) A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch.
- Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
- A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
- (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.
- (sport) Three victories, awards etc.
- (transitive) To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
- (intransitive) To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
- (intransitive) To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
- French: tripler
- Italian: triplicare
Etymology: From Old French, treble, from triplus.
- Threefold, triple.
- (context, of time, or, music) Having two beats in a bar.
- (music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
- High in pitch; shrill.
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