Definitions for treble
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word treble.
the pitch range of the highest female voice
having or denoting a high range
"soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
treble, threefold, three-fold, tripleadjective
three times as great or many
"a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
ternary, treble, triple, triplexadjective
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"
double, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-foldverb
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
"Triple your income!"
The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
Three victories, awards etc.
To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
High in pitch; shrill.
Etymology: From treble, from triplus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: Triple, Fr. triplus, triplex, Lat.
Some I see,
That twofold balls and treble sceptres carry. William Shakespeare.
His head’s huge doors unlock, whose jaws with great
And dreadful teeth in treble ranks are set. George Sandys.
All his malice serv’d but to bring forth
Infinite goodness, grace, and mercy shewn
On man by him seduc’d; but on himself
Treble confusion, wrath, and vengeance pour’d. John Milton.
A lofty tow’r, and strong on ev’ry side
With treble walls. John Dryden, Æn.
The pious Trojan then his jav’lin sent,
The shield gave way; through treble plates it went
Of solid brass. John Dryden, Æn.
The sharper or quicker percussion of air causeth the more treble sound, and the lower or heavier the more base sound. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 179.
A sharp sound.
The treble cutteth the air so sharp, as it returneth too swift to make the sound equal; and therefore a mean or tenor is the sweetest. Francis Bacon.
The lute still trembles underneath thy nail:
At thy well-sharpen’d thumb from shore to shore,
The trebles squeak for fear, the bases roar. Dryden.
To multiply by three; to make thrice as much.
Etymology: from the adjective; triplico, Lat. tripler, Fr.
She conceiv’d, and trebling the due time,
Brought forth this monstrous mass. Edmund Spenser.
I would not be ambitious in my wish,
To wish myself much better; yet for you,
I would be trebled twenty times myself,
A thousand times more fair. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
Aquarius shines with feebler rays,
Four years he trebles, and doubles six score days. Thomas Creech.
To become threefold.
Whoever annually runs out, as the debt doubles and trebles upon him, so doth his inability to pay it. Jonathan Swift.
acute; sharp; as, a treble sound
playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble violin or voice
the highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano
to make thrice as much; to make threefold
to utter in a treble key; to whine
to become threefold
Treble was a girl group from the Netherlands.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of treble in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of treble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
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.
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