Definitions of treble

  1. 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
  2. having or denoting a high range; " soprano voice"; " soprano sax"; " the boy still had a fine treble voice"; " the treble clef"
  3. the pitch range of the highest female voice
  4. 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"
  5. three times as great or many; " a claim for treble ( or triple) damages"; " a threefold increase"
  6. sing treble
  7. increase threefold; " Triple your income!"
  8. Threefold; triple.
  9. Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound.
  10. Playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble violin or voice.
  11. Trebly; triply.
  12. The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
  13. To make thrice as much; to make threefold.
  14. To utter in a treble key; to whine.
  15. To become threefold.
  16. Threefold or triple; belonging to the highest vocal or instrumental part of music; as, a treble violin.
  17. The highest vocal or instrumental part of music; a soprano.
  18. To make threefold.
  19. Trebly.
  20. Triple: threefold: ( music) denoting the treble, that plays or sings the treble.
  21. The highest of the four principal parts in the musical scale.
  22. To make three times as much.
  23. To become threefold:- pa. p. trebled.
  24. Highest part in music.
  25. To make, or become, therefold.
  26. The soprano.
  27. To multiply by three; triple.
  28. Soprano.
  29. Threefold; triple; acute; sharp; that plays or sings the treble.
  30. The highest of the parts in singing or playing; the one who plays or sings the treble.
  31. Threefold; acute in a threefold degree.
  32. In music, the highest or most acute part of the four parts in a harmonised piece of music; one who plays or sings the treble.
  33. To multiply by three; to become threefold.

Usage examples for treble

  1. For the second offense, he shall forfeit treble damages and be sent to prison for six months without bail. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. It told the story of Gehazi, and he read it with an emphasis which the footman opposite to him secretly though vaguely resented; then Theresa at the piano played the hymn, in which the butler and the scullery- maid supported the deep bass of Mr. Barron and the uncertain treble of his daughter. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. The last words ran into a little treble of pain as she noted his haggard face; he had not eaten for twenty- four hours, nor slept for thirty- six. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  4. I could treble the number in twenty days if I wished. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  5. Then, other male voices were imperfect; they were too insignificant or too startling, too bass or too treble, too something or too other. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  6. A large quantity of American flour is consumed in Brazil, whilst more than treble the amount in value of Brazilian coffee is consumed in the United States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. As he reached the door he heard from within the shrill treble of a boy's mirth and then a low soft laugh that made his heart beat quicker. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  8. " If they was to double and treble the reward, I'd slap 'em in the face first. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  9. The longitudinal seams are made with butt joints treble riveted, and with double butt straps. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  10. It contains about 30, 000 to 45, 000 inhabitants, with lodging room for at least treble that number; and the material of the houses is brick, granite, and sandstone from the neighbouring hills. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  11. Free, free as the sunshine trickling down the morning into these high windows of mine, free as yonder fresh young voices welling up to me from the caverns of brick and mortar below- swelling with song, instinct with life, tremulous treble and darkening bass. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  12. There was the sound of a scuffle, treble shrieks of ecstasy from above, and Eleanor Goodrich came out to welcome him. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  13. When it looks greenish, it is generally very weak, so that when used, a double or treble quantity is necessary. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  14. And so, by a hair's- breadth, did she escape the treble risk of discovery which threatened her- from Geoffrey, on his way back; from Arnold, at his post; and from the valet, on the watch for her appearance at the station. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  15. " Over at Hillsbury-" " Horses and-" " Monkeys-" " And a big elephant and-" " A band-" this from Joel, who screamed it above Davie's faint treble. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  16. Yet while her trembling treble arose, she had a troubled expression, and twisted her fingers about each other. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  17. It was Hugh's clear treble that thrilled with earnestness. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  18. Nancy gave her remarkable performance in a clear, thin treble. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  19. In one instance he noted that, while the two parts, treble and bass, were correct separately, they were not played in correct time together. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  20. Leslie finished in a high, mocking treble. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester