Meaning of treble

tre•ble

Pronunciation: (treb'ul), [key]
— adj., n., v., -bled, -bling.
—adj.
  1. threefold; triple.
    1. of or pertaining to the highest part in harmonized music; soprano.
    2. of the highest pitch or range, as a voice part, voice, singer, or instrument.
    3. high in pitch; shrill.
—n.
    1. the treble or soprano part.
    2. a treble voice, singer, or instrument.
  1. a high or shrill voice or sound.
  2. the highest-pitched peal of a bell.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become three times as much or as many; triple.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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