Treble

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Treble — Tre ble, a. [OE. treble threefold, OF. treble, treible, L. triplus. See {Triple}.] 1. Threefold; triple. [1913 Webster] A lofty tower, and strong on every side With treble walls. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) Acute; sharp; as, a treble… …

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  • 3 treble — Ⅰ. treble [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of three parts. 2) multiplied or occurring three times. ► PREDETERMINER ▪ three times as much or as many. ► NOUN 1) Brit. three sporting victories or championships in the same s …

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  • 4 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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  • 5 treble — treb‧le [ˈtrebl] verb [intransitive, transitive] to become three times as big in amount; = TRIPLE: • Net income more than trebled, to £5.7 million. • A federal jury awarded $2 million in damages, to be trebled under antitrust law. * * * treble… …

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  • 6 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter in a treble key; to whine. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He outrageously (When I… …

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  • 7 Treble — (engl. für verdreifachen, dreifach, auch Sopran oder Stäbchen beim Häkeln) steht für: eine niederländische Popband, siehe Treble (Band) in der Tontechnik für den Höhenregler (zum Beispiel an einer Stereoanlage) in der Musik für den Sopran 28px… …

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  • 8 Treble — Treble, fue un grupo de música holandés formado por Caroline Hoffman (nacida el 17 de noviembre de 1975), y las hermanas Niña van Dijk (n. 26 de mayo de 1985) y Djem van Dijk (n. 2 de julio de 1987). Conocido por su participación en el Festival… …

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  • 9 Treble — Tre ble, adv. Trebly; triply. [Obs.] J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Treble — Tre ble, v. i. To become threefold. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 treble — adj. Triple. v. To triple; to multiply by three. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 12 Treble —   [trebl; englisch »Diskant«, »hoher Ton«],    1) Musik: Sopran.    2) Rundfunktechnik: Bezeichnung für den Klangfarbenregler im Hochtonbereich …

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  • 13 treble — (izg. trȅbl) m DEFINICIJA glazb. engleski naziv za najvišu dionicu troglasnog i kasnije višeglasnog stavka; superius, sopran ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ← srfr. ← lat. triplus: trostruk …

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  • 14 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 …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 treble — I UK [ˈtreb(ə)l] / US noun Word forms treble : singular treble plural trebles 1) [countable] British a situation in which a person or team wins three sports events or competitions within a particular period of time, for example on the same day or …

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  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 treble — [[t]tre̱b(ə)l[/t]] trebles, trebling, trebled 1) V ERG If something trebles or if you treble it, it becomes three times greater in number or amount than it was. They will have to pay much more when rents treble in January... [V n] The city has… …

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  • 19 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 …

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  • 20 treble — treb|le1 [ˈtrebəl] predeterminer BrE three times as big, as much, or as many as something else American Equivalent: triple ▪ They sold the house for treble the amount they paid for it. treble 2 treble2 v [I and T] BrE to become three times as big …

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