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treble

tre·ble

treble

 
pronunciation:
tre bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: threefold; triple.
definition 2: of, pertaining to, or having the highest part, voice, range, or instrument in harmonized music.
definition 3: high or shrill in pitch.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the treble part or voice, or a treble instrument.
antonyms:
bass
definition 2: the musician who performs this part or plays this instrument.
definition 3: a high or shrill sound or voice.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: trebled, trebles, trebling
definition: to multiply by three; triple.
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derivation: trebly (adv.)
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  instrument, music