treble definition by Webster's New World
- threefold; triple
- of or for the highest part in musical harmony
- playing or singing this part
- high-pitched or shrill
Origin: Old 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
- trebly adverb
treble definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin triplum, from Latin, neuter of triplus, triple; see triple.
- trebˈle·ness noun
- trebˈly adverb