treble+or+soprano

  • 1treble — /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

  • 2treble — trebly /treb lee/, adv. /treb euhl/, adj., n., v., trebled, trebling. adj. 1. threefold; triple. 2. Music. a. of or pertaining to the highest part in harmonized music; soprano. b. of the highest pitch or range, as a voice part, voice, singer, or… …

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  • 3treble — tre•ble [[t]ˈtrɛb əl[/t]] adj. n. v. bled, bling 1) threefold; triple 2) mad a) of or pertaining to the highest part in harmonized music b) of the highest pitch or range c) high in pitch; shrill 3) mad a) the treble or soprano part b) a treble… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 4Treble — 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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  • 5Soprano — 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

  • 6Treble — 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

  • 7soprano — 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

  • 8treble — [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

  • 9treble — 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

  • 10treble — 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 …

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  • 11treble — {{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

  • 12treble — 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

  • 13Treble flute — The treble flute is a member of the flute family. It is in the key of G, pitched a fifth above the concert flute. The instrument is rare today, only occasionally found in flute choirs or private collections.A limited number of manufacturers… …

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  • 14soprano 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15treble — [14] Treble and triple [15] come from the same ultimate source: Latin triplus ‘threefold’. This in turn was borrowed from Greek triplous, a compound adjective formed from tri ‘three’ and the base *pl ‘fold’ (which lies behind English ply and is… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16treble — [14] Treble and triple [15] come from the same ultimate source: Latin triplus ‘threefold’. This in turn was borrowed from Greek triplous, a compound adjective formed from tri ‘three’ and the base *pl ‘fold’ (which lies behind English ply and is… …

    Word origins

  • 17soprano — Synonyms and related words: Heldentenor, Meistersinger, accompaniment, alto, aria singer, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso, basso buffo, basso cantante, basso continuo, basso ostinato, basso profundo, bassus, blues singer, bravura, canary,… …

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  • 18treble — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

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  • 19treble — tre·ble || trebl n. high soprano (Music); high musical key v. triple a quantity adj. high soprano (Music); triple …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20soprano — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. falsetto, descant, treble; see singer …

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