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7 definitions found
 for treble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treble \Tre"ble\, adv.
     Trebly; triply. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treble \Tre"ble\, 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.
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     Note: This is sometimes called the first treble, to
           distinguish it from the second treble, or alto, which
           is sung by lower female voices.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treble \Tre"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trebled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trebling.]
     1. To make thrice as much; to make threefold. "Love trebled
        life." --Tennyson.
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     2. To utter in a treble key; to whine. [Obs.]
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              He outrageously
              (When I accused him) trebled his reply. --Chapman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treble \Tre"ble\, a. [OE. treble threefold, OF. treble, treible,
     L. triplus. See Triple.]
     1. Threefold; triple.
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              A lofty tower, and strong on every side
              With treble walls.                    --Dryden.
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     2. (Mus.)
        (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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treble \Tre"ble\, v. i.
     To become threefold. --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  treble
      adj 1: having or denoting a high range; "soprano voice";
             "soprano sax"; "the boy still had a fine treble voice";
             "the treble clef" [syn: soprano, treble]
      2: three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple)
         damages"; "a threefold increase" [syn: treble, threefold,
         three-fold, triple]
      3: 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" [syn: ternary, treble,
         triple, triplex]
      4: 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 [syn: double,
         dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-
         fold]
      n 1: the pitch range of the highest female voice [syn:
           soprano, treble]
      v 1: sing treble
      2: increase threefold; "Triple your income!" [syn: triple,
         treble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "treble":
     accompaniment, air, alto, aria, baritone, bass, basso continuo,
     basso ostinato, bassus, bourdon, bravura, burden, canto, cantus,
     cantus figuratus, cantus planus, chest voice, choral, choric,
     coloratura, continuo, contralto, countertenor, cube, descant,
     dramatic, drone, drone bass, falsetto, figured bass, ground bass,
     head register, head tone, head voice, heroic, high, high-pitched,
     high-sounding, high-toned, hymnal, lay, line, liturgical, lyric,
     male alto, measure, melodia, melodic line, melody, mezzo-soprano,
     multiply by three, note, operatic, part, piercing, piping,
     plain chant, plain song, prick song, psalmic, psalmodial,
     psalmodic, refrain, sacred, sharp, shrill, singing, solo,
     solo part, song, soprano, soprano part, strain, tenor, tern,
     ternal, ternary, ternate, thin, thorough bass, three-ply,
     threefold, trilogic, trinal, trine, triple, triplex, triplicate,
     tune, undersong, vocal, voce, voce di petto, voce di testa, voice,
     voice part
  
  

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