- threefold; triple
- of or for the highest part in musical harmony
- playing or singing this part
- high-pitched or shrill
Origin of trebleOld French ; from Classical Latin triplus, triple
- the highest part in musical harmony; soprano
- a singer or instrument that takes this part
- a high-pitched voice or sound
- the higher part of the audio-frequency band in sound reproduction
- Triple: “treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day” (George Eliot).
- Music Relating to or having the highest part, voice, or range.
- High-pitched; shrill.
- Music a. The highest part, voice, instrument, or range.b. A singer or player that performs this part.
- A high, shrill sound or voice.
tr. & intr.v.treb·led, treb·ling, treb·les
Origin of trebleMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin triplum, from Latin, neuter of triplus, triple; see triple.
- treble clef
- treble staff
- Trebly; triply.
- (music) The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
- (music) A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
- Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
- A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
- (darts) Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
- (sports) Three goals, victories, awards etc. in a given match or season.
(third-person singular simple present trebles, present participle trebling, simple past and past participle trebled)
From Old French treble, from Latin triplus.