Found 2 items, similar to treble.
English → English
n : the pitch range of the highest female voice [syn: soprano
v 1: sing treble
2: increase threefold; “Triple your income!”
adj 1: having or denoting a high range; “soprano voice”
; “the boy still had a fine treble voice”
2: three times as great or many; “a claim for treble (or
; “a threefold increase”
3: having three units or components or elements; “a ternary
; “a treble row of red beads”
made triple sessions necessary”
; “triple time has three
beats per measure”
; “triplex windows”
4: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or
qualities; “a double (or dual) role for an actor”
office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and
- R.W.Emerson; “every episode has its
double and treble meaning”
-Frederick Harrison [syn: double
English → English
, a. [OE. treble threefold, OF. treble, treible,
L. triplus. See Triple
1. Threefold; triple.
A lofty tower, and strong on every side
With treble walls. --Dryden.
(a) Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound. --Bacon.
(b) Playing or singing the highest part or most acute
sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble
violin or voice.
Trebly; triply. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
, n. [`` It has been said to be a corruption of
triplum [Lat.], a third part, superadded to the altus and
bassus (high and low).'' --Grove.] (Mus.)
The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part
usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
Note: This is sometimes called the first treble, to
distinguish it from the second treble, or alto, which
is sung by lower female voices.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trebled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make thrice as much; to make threefold. “Love trebled
2. To utter in a treble key; to whine. [Obs.]
(When I accused him) trebled his reply. --Chapman.
, v. i.
To become threefold. --Swift.