Treble

Definition of Treble

Tre´ble
a.1.Threefold; triple.
A lofty tower, and strong on every side
With treble walls.
- Dryden.
2.(Mus.) Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound.
adv.1.Trebly; triply.
n.1.(Mus.) The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
v. t.1.To make thrice as much; to make threefold.
[imp. & p. p. Trebled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trebling.]
2.To utter in a treble key; to whine.
He outrageously
(When I accused him) trebled his reply.
- Chapman.
v. i.1.To become threefold.

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