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treb·le

 (trĕb′əl)
adj.
1. Triple: "treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day" (George Eliot).
2. Music Relating to or having the highest part, voice, or range.
3. High-pitched; shrill.
n.
1. Music
a. The highest part, voice, instrument, or range.
b. A singer or player that performs this part.
2. A high, shrill sound or voice.
tr. & intr.v. treb·led, treb·ling, treb·les
To make or become triple.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin triplum, from Latin, neuter of triplus, triple; see triple.]

treb′le·ness n.
treb′ly (trĕb′lē) adv.

treble

(ˈtrɛbəl)
adj
1. threefold; triple
2. (Music, other) of, relating to, or denoting a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
n
3. three times the amount, size, etc
4. (Music, other) a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
5. (Instruments) the highest register of a musical instrument
6. (Electronics)
a. the high-frequency response of an audio amplifier, esp in a record player or tape recorder
b. a control knob on such an instrument by means of which the high-frequency gain can be increased or decreased
7. (Music, other) bell-ringing the lightest and highest bell in a ring
8. (Games, other than specified)
a. the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
b. a hit on this ring
vb
to make or become three times as much
[C14: from Old French, from Latin triplus threefold, triple]
ˈtrebleness n
ˈtrebly adv, adj

tre•ble

(ˈtrɛb əl)

adj., n., v. -bled, -bling. adj.
1. threefold; triple.
2.
a. of or pertaining to the highest part in harmonized music.
b. of the highest pitch or range.
c. high in pitch; shrill.
n.
3.
a. the treble or soprano part.
b. a treble voice, singer, or instrument.
4. a high or shrill voice or sound.
5. the upper portion of the range of audio frequencies.
v.t., v.i.
6. to triple.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin triplus triple]
tre′bly (-li) adv.

treble


Past participle: trebled
Gerund: trebling

Imperative
treble
treble
Present
I treble
you treble
he/she/it trebles
we treble
you treble
they treble
Preterite
I trebled
you trebled
he/she/it trebled
we trebled
you trebled
they trebled
Present Continuous
I am trebling
you are trebling
he/she/it is trebling
we are trebling
you are trebling
they are trebling
Present Perfect
I have trebled
you have trebled
he/she/it has trebled
we have trebled
you have trebled
they have trebled
Past Continuous
I was trebling
you were trebling
he/she/it was trebling
we were trebling
you were trebling
they were trebling
Past Perfect
I had trebled
you had trebled
he/she/it had trebled
we had trebled
you had trebled
they had trebled
Future
I will treble
you will treble
he/she/it will treble
we will treble
you will treble
they will treble
Future Perfect
I will have trebled
you will have trebled
he/she/it will have trebled
we will have trebled
you will have trebled
they will have trebled
Future Continuous
I will be trebling
you will be trebling
he/she/it will be trebling
we will be trebling
you will be trebling
they will be trebling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trebling
you have been trebling
he/she/it has been trebling
we have been trebling
you have been trebling
they have been trebling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trebling
you will have been trebling
he/she/it will have been trebling
we will have been trebling
you will have been trebling
they will have been trebling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trebling
you had been trebling
he/she/it had been trebling
we had been trebling
you had been trebling
they had been trebling
Conditional
I would treble
you would treble
he/she/it would treble
we would treble
you would treble
they would treble
Past Conditional
I would have trebled
you would have trebled
he/she/it would have trebled
we would have trebled
you would have trebled
they would have trebled

treble

Another term for boy soprano.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treble - the pitch range of the highest female voicetreble - the pitch range of the highest female voice
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
Verb1.treble - sing trebletreble - sing treble        
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
2.treble - increase threefoldtreble - increase threefold; "Triple your income!"
manifold, multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
Adj.1.treble - having or denoting a high rangetreble - having or denoting a high range; "soprano voice"; "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice"; "the treble clef"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
2.treble - three times as great or manytreble - three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
3.treble - having three units or components or elementstreble - 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"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
4.treble - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiestreble - 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
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

treble

adjective
Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
Translations
ثُلاثييَتَضاعَف ثَلاث مَرّاتيَزْدادُ ثَلاَثَةَ أَضْعاف
ztrojnásobittrojnásobek
tredobletredobbelt
kolminkertaistaa
utrostručiti
háromszorozmegháromszoroz
òrefaldaòrefaldur
三倍にする
3배로 하다
patrigubėtipatrigubintitrigubaitrigubas
trīskāršottrīskāršotiestrīskāršstrīskāršs daudzums
tredubbla
เพิ่มเป็นสามเท่า
üç kat/misliüç katıüç misli art mak
tăng gấp ba

treble

[ˈtrebl]
A. N
1. (Mus) (= voice) → voz f de tiple
2. (= drink) → triple m
B. ADJ
1. (= triple) → triple
2. (Mus) [voice, note, instrument] → de tiple
C. VTtriplicar
D. VItriplicarse
E. ADV (= 3 times) → tres veces
F. CPD treble clef Nclave f de sol

treble

[ˈtrɛbəl]
adj
[brandy, size] → triple
to be treble the size of sth → être trois fois plus grand(e) que qch
rents that were treble their normal level → des loyers trois fois plus élevés que la normale
[voice] → aigu(ë)
n
(in singing) (= singer) → soprano m (= voice) → soprano mf, soprane mf
(in recorded music)aigus mpl
vt [+ size, cost, sales] → tripler
vitripler
The cost of living there has trebled → Le coût de la vie y a triplé.treble clef nclé f de soltreble recorder nflûte f à bec alto

treble

1
adjdreifach; it’s in treble figureses ist eine dreistellige Summe; treble chance (pools) eine Variante des Fußballtotos mit dreifacher Gewinnchance
adv they had treble our numberssie waren dreimal so viele wie wir; clothes are treble the priceKleider kosten dreimal so viel
visich verdreifachen
n (on dartboard etc) → Dreifache(s) nt; (Brit Sport: = three victories/trophies etc) → Hattrick m

treble

2
n (Mus: = boy’s voice) → (Knaben)sopran m; (= highest part)Oberstimme f; (of piano)Diskant m; (= child’s speaking voice)Diskantstimme f
adj treble voice(Knaben)sopranstimme f

treble

[ˈtrɛbl]
1. adv (3 times) → tre volte
2. adj
a.triplo/a, triplice
b. (Mus) (voice, part) → da soprano; (note, instrument) → alto/a
3. n
a. (Mus) → soprano m/f (also boy treble) → voce f bianca
b. (Horse-riding) → doppia gabbia
4. vttriplicare
5. vitriplicarsi

treble

(ˈtrebl) noun, adjective
(something that is) three times as much, many etc as something else, or as the normal. He earns treble what I do.
verb
to make, or become, three times as much. He trebled his earnings; His income has trebled.
ˈtrebly adverb

treble

يَزْدادُ ثَلاَثَةَ أَضْعاف ztrojnásobit tredoble verdreifachen τριπλασιάζω triplicar kolminkertaistaa tripler utrostručiti triplicare 三倍にする 3배로 하다 verdriedubbelen tredoble potroić triplicar утраивать tredubbla เพิ่มเป็นสามเท่า üç katı tăng gấp ba 成三倍
References in classic literature ?
On the contrary, as you must do me the justice to own, I have constantly expressed my readiness to double or treble your resources, whenever you should make up your mind to accept any kindness of that nature at the hands of your kinsman.
He is playing a bass part upon his cello, and so the excitement is nothing to him; no matter what happens in the treble, it is his task to saw out one long-drawn and lugubrious note after another, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nearly the same hour next morning, for his third of the total income of one dollar per hour.
Oh, prithee delay not; to delay at such a time were to double and treble the perils that already compass thee about.
The objectionable word, uttered in a high treble, floated back to the offended ears of Mrs.
It was her own choice to give the time of their absence to Highbury; to spend, perhaps, her last months of perfect liberty with those kind relations to whom she was so very dear: and the Campbells, whatever might be their motive or motives, whether single, or double, or treble, gave the arrangement their ready sanction, and said, that they depended more on a few months spent in her native air, for the recovery of her health, than on any thing else.
With infinite pleasure, ma'am," said the captain, drowning in the deepest notes of his voice the feeble treble in which Noel Vanstone paid his compliments to Magdalen.
You might treble that, and say a hundred and fifty, yet not be far from the truth.
said Dunsey, turning his head on one side, and trying to speak in a small mincing treble.
1] There seems to be nothing to hinder their being increased in this country to at least treble their present amount.
So exquisite is the adaptation of Bass to Treble, of Tenor to Contralto, that oftentimes the Loved Ones, though twenty thousand leagues away, recognize at once the responsive note of their destined Lover; and, penetrating the paltry obstacles of distance, Love unites the three.
Once, very early in my career, it had totally failed me; since then I had been obliged on more than one occasion to double, and once, with infinite risk of death, to treble the amount; and these rare uncertainties had cast hitherto the sole shadow on my contentment.
The Wey has a treble mouth, and at this point boats are to be hired, and there was a ferry across the river.