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



BrE BrE//ˈtrebl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrebl//
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[only before noun] high in tone a treble voice the treble clef (= the symbol in music showing that the notes following it are high) compare bass1 Word Originadjective 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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