treble

Something that's treble has three parts or sections. You could describe a tricycle as a treble wheeled vehicle.

You can use the adjective treble to mean "triple," either because it's three times as large, or has three components. If you watch three movies in a row at a theater, you can call it a treble feature. A three-headed monster can also be described as treble headed. Another meaning of treble is a high-pitched singing voice, especially a boy's. Treble comes from the Latin word triplus, or "threefold."

Primary Meanings of treble

1.
adjnv
having or denoting a high range
the pitch range of the highest female voice
sing treble
2.
adjv
three times as great or many
increase threefold
Full Definitions of treble
1

adj having or denoting a high range

“the boy still had a fine treble voice”
“the treble clef”
Synonyms:
soprano
high, high-pitched
used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

n the pitch range of the highest female voice

Synonyms:
soprano
Type of:
pitch
the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

v sing treble

Type of:
sing
produce tones with the voice
2

adj three times as great or many

“a claim for treble (or triple) damages”
Synonyms:
three-fold, threefold, triple
multiple
having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

adj having three units or components or elements

“a treble row of red beads”
Synonyms:
ternary, triple, triplex
multiple
having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

adj having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

Synonyms:
double, dual, three-fold, threefold, two-fold, twofold
multiple
having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

v increase threefold

Synonyms:
triple
Type of:
manifold, multiply
combine or increase by multiplication

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