What does treble mean?

Definitions for treble
ˈtrɛb əltre·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soprano, treble(adj)

    the pitch range of the highest female voice

  2. soprano, treble(adj)

    having or denoting a high range

    "soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"

  3. treble, threefold, three-fold, triple(adj)

    three times as great or many

    "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"

  4. ternary, treble, triple, triplex(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. double, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-fold(verb)

    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

  6. treble(verb)

    sing treble

  7. triple, treble(verb)

    increase threefold

    "Triple your income!"


  1. treble(Noun)

    The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  2. treble(Noun)

    A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  3. treble(Noun)

    Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  4. treble(Noun)

    A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  5. treble(Noun)

    Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  6. treble(Noun)

    Three victories, awards etc.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  7. treble(Verb)

    To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  8. treble(Verb)

    To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  9. treble(Verb)

    To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  10. treble(Adjective)

    Threefold, triple.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  11. treble(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

  12. treble(Adjective)

    High in pitch; shrill.

    Etymology: From treble, from triplus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treble(adj)

    threefold; triple

  2. Treble(adj)

    acute; sharp; as, a treble sound

  3. Treble(adj)

    playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble violin or voice

  4. Treble(adverb)

    trebly; triply

  5. Treble(noun)

    the highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano

  6. Treble(verb)

    to make thrice as much; to make threefold

  7. Treble(verb)

    to utter in a treble key; to whine

  8. Treble(verb)

    to become threefold


  1. Treble

    Treble was a girl group from the Netherlands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Treble

    treb′l, adj. triple: threefold: (mus.) denoting the treble, that plays or sings the treble.—n. the highest of the four principal parts in the musical scale.—v.t. to make three times as much.—v.i. to become threefold:—pa.p. treb′led (-ld).—adj. Treb′le-dā′ted, living three times as long as man.—n. Treb′leness.—p.adj. Treb′le-sin′ewed (Shak.), having threefold sinews, very strong.—adv. Treb′ly. [O. Fr.,—L. triplus.]

Anagrams for treble »

  1. belter

  2. Elbert

How to pronounce treble?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treble in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of treble in a Sentence

  1. Robert Herrick:

    Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score Then to that twenty, add a hundred more A thousand to that hundred so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.

  2. Francois Pervis:

    At the beginning I was only thinking about retaining one title but now I'm on the right path, i've done the treble once, why not twice. I'm determined to win the sprint.

Images & Illustrations of treble

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