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Etymology

From Old French treble, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] triplus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

treble (not comparable)

Positive
treble

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Threefold, triple.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having two beats in a bar.
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  1. (music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
  2. High in pitch; shrill.

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Noun

Singular
treble

Plural
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treble ({{{1}}})
  1. (music) The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
  2. (music) A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
  3. Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
  4. A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
  6. (sports) Three victories, awards etc.

Verb

Infinitive
to treble

Third person singular
trebl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to treble (third-person singular simple present trebl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
  2. (intransitive) To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
  3. (intransitive) To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.

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