Treble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtrebl|  American pronunciation of the word treble
Brit.  |ˈtreb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word treble


- the pitch range of the highest female voice (syn: soprano)


- sing treble
- increase threefold (syn: triple)


- having or denoting a high range (syn: soprano)
the boy still had a fine treble voice
the treble clef
- three times as great or many (syn: three-fold, threefold, triple)
a claim for treble (or triple) damages
- having three units or components or elements (syn: ternary, triple, triplex)
a treble row of red beads
- having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities (syn: double, dual, three-fold, threefold, two-fold, twofold)
every episode has its double and treble meaning

Extra examples

Turn down the treble on the radio and turn up the bass.

The part is sung by a boy treble.

...the treble shrieks of children at play...

...a treble painting, with each panel telling a different part of the Nativity story...

She trebled her earnings in only two years.

Prices have trebled in only two years.

He ordered three treble brandies.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: treble
he/she/it: trebles
present participle: trebling
past tense: trebled
past participle: trebled
singular: treble
plural: trebles
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