1. Threefold; triple.

A lofty tower, and strong on every side
With treble walls.

2. (Mus.) (a) Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound. Bacon. (b) Playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble violin or voice.

(Tre"ble), adv. Trebly; triply. [Obs.] J. Fletcher.

(Tre"ble), n. [" It has been said to be a corruption of triplum [Lat.], a third part, superadded to the altus and bassus " Grove.] (Mus.) The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano.

This is sometimes called the first treble, to distinguish it from the second treble, or alto, which is sung by lower female voices.

(Tre"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trebled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trebling.]

1. To make thrice as much; to make threefold. "Love trebled life." Tennyson.

2. To utter in a treble key; to whine. [Obs.]

He outrageously
(When I accused him) trebled his reply.

(Tre"ble), v. i. To become threefold. Swift.

(Tre"ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being treble; as, the trebleness of tones. Bacon.

(Treb"let) n. Same as Triblet.

(Tre"bly) adv. In a treble manner; with a threefold number or quantity; triply. Swift.

(Treb"u*chet Tre"buck*et) n. [OF. trebuchet, trebukiet, an engine of war for hurling stones, F. trébuchet a gin, trap, a kind of balance, fr. OF. trebuchier, trebuquier, to stumble, trip, F. trébucher.]

1. A cucking stool; a tumbrel. Cowell.

2. A military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc. It acted by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling stones with much force.

3. A kind of balance for weighing. [Obs.]

(Tre*chom"e*ter) n. [Gr. to run + - meter.] An odometer for vehicles. Knight.

(||Treck"schuyt`) n. [D. trekschuit; trekken to draw + schuit a boat. Cf. Trackscout.] A covered boat for goods and passengers, used on the Dutch and Flemish canals.

(Tred"dle) n. [See Treadle.]

1. See Treadle.

2. A prostitute; a strumpet. [Obs.] Ford.

3. pl. The dung of sheep or hares. Holland.

(Tre*dille") n. A game at cards for three.

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