from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Triple: "treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day” ( George Eliot).
- adj. Music Relating to or having the highest part, voice, or range.
- adj. High-pitched; shrill.
- n. Music The highest part, voice, instrument, or range.
- n. Music A singer or player that performs this part.
- n. A high, shrill sound or voice.
- transitive v. To make or become triple.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Threefold, triple.
- adj. Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
- adj. High in pitch; shrill.
- n. The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
- n. A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
- n. Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
- n. A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
- n. Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
- n. Three victories, awards etc.
- v. To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
- v. To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
- v. To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Threefold; triple.
- adj. Acute; sharp.
- adj. Playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble.
- adv. Trebly; triply.
- n. The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
- transitive v. To make thrice as much; to make threefold.
- transitive v. To utter in a treble key; to whine.
- intransitive v. To become threefold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Threefold; triple.
- In music, pertaining to the voice or the voice-part called treble or soprano; high in pitch; in harmony, occupying the upper place: as, a treble voice; a treble violin. See II.
- n. In music: Same as soprano (which see).
- n. A singer with a soprano or treble voice, or an instrument that takes the upper part in concerted music.
- n. Also triplex.
- n. In short whist, a game which counts three points to the winners, their adversaries not having scored.
- To make thrice as much; make threefold; multiply by three; triple.
- To utter in a high or treble tone; hence, to whine.
- To become threefold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. three times as great or many
- v. sing treble
- adj. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
- adj. having three units or components or elements
- v. increase threefold
- n. the pitch range of the highest female voice
- adj. having or denoting a high range
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin triplum, from Latin, neuter of triplus, triple; see triple.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French treble, from Latin triplus. (Wiktionary)