Definition of treble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrebl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrebl//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] the high tones or part in music or a sound system to turn up the treble on the stereo compare bass1
  2. 2 [countable] a child’s high voice; a boy who sings with a treble voice compare soprano
  3. 3[singular] a musical part written for a treble voice
  4. 4[singular] (British English) three successes in a row The victory completed a treble for the horse's owner.
  5. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 3 late Middle English: from treble (in its numerical sense), because it was the highest part in a three-part contrapuntal musical composition.
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