soprano treble
high-pitched high-pitched adj. 1. high in pitch or frequency; -- used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {low}. [Narrower terms: {adenoidal, pinched, nasal}; {altissimo}; {alto}; {countertenor, alto}; {falsetto}; {peaky, spiky}; {piping}; {shrill, sharp}; {screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing}; {soprano, treble}; {sopranino}; {tenor}]

Syn: high. [WordNet 1.5]

2. set at a sharp or high angle or slant; as, a high-pitched roof.

Syn: steeply pitched, steep. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Treble — Treble, a doublet of triple or threefold (from Latin triplus , triple ; cf. double from duplus ), is used in several contexts:Music: *As a term applied in music to the high or acute part of the musical system; see clef. **A treble cut filter, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Soprano — So*pra no, n.; pl. E. {Sopranos}, It. {Soprani}. [It., fr. soprano superior, highest, fr. sopra above, L. supra. See {Sovereign}.] (Mus.) (a) The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy s voice; the upper part in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soprano — 1730, the highest singing voice, from It. soprano the treble in music, lit. high, from sopra above, from L. supra, fem. abl. sing. of super (see SUPER (Cf. super )). Meaning a singer having a soprano voice is from 1738. Soprano saxophone is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • treble — [treb′əl] adj. [OFr < L triplus, TRIPLE] 1. threefold; triple 2. a) of or for the highest part in musical harmony b) playing or singing this part 3. high pitched or shrill n …   English World dictionary

  • treble — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 a threefold. b triple. c three times as much or many (treble the amount). 2 (of a voice) high pitched. 3 Mus. = SOPRANO (esp. of an instrument or with ref. to a boy s voice). n. 1 a treble quantity or thing. 2 Darts a hit on …   Useful english dictionary

  • treble — 1. adjective /trɛbəl/ a) Threefold, triple. b) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano. Ant: bass, third See Also: treble clef, treble staff …   Wiktionary

  • treble — {{11}}treble (adj.) late 14c., three times, triple, from O.Fr. treble (12c.), from L. triplus (see TRIPLE (Cf. triple)). {{12}}treble (n.) highest part in music, soprano, mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. treble, O.Fr. treble (see TREBLE (Cf. treble) (adj …   Etymology dictionary

  • treble — /ˈtrɛbəl / (say trebuhl) adjective 1. three times as great: treble pay 2. threefold; consisting of three parts. 3. of three kinds. 4. Music a. of or relating to the highest part in harmonised music; soprano. b. of the highest pitch or range, as a …   Australian English dictionary

  • treble — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, the highest part in a three part composition, from treble, adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. the highest voice part in harmonic music ; soprano b. one that performs a treble part; also a member of a family of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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