how to pronounce treble


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the above transcription of treble is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

treble is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of treble in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… correct for the treble and then went on …”

meanings of treble


  1. Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
  2. Three goals, victories, awards etc. in a given match or season.
  3. The highest tuned in a ring of bells.
  4. A drink with three portions of alcohol.
  5. A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
  6. A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
  7. Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
  8. The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.


  1. To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
  2. To utter in a treble key; to whine.
  3. To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
  4. To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.


  1. Threefold, triple.
  2. Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
  3. High in pitch; shrill.


  1. Trebly; triply.

treble frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word treble occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with treble


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