She looked through his list of potential song titles and came across one called “treble Bass.”
The treble, sixth, seventh, and tenor were “maiden”; the others needed but slight alteration.
Moved by an automatic impulse, the lad placed one finger on a treble key.
No difficulty in the fingering of double, treble, and quadruple tones seemed to exist for him.
She was the leading first treble, a small lady with a sharp, shrill voice.
But in that short interval a jib had been blown into ribbons and the foresail torn loose from its treble reefing points.
In this way the patentee can quite often double or treble the receipts from his invention.
The value of horses, as compared with their cost in the remoter islands, is double or treble in the capital.
"treble the number, and you may save bloodshed," was Sir John's advice.
It sells at the London market for treble the price of common whale-oil.
late 14c., "three times, triple," from Old French treble (12c.), from Latin triplus (see triple).
early 14c., "to multiply by three," from Old French trebler, from treble (see treble (adj.)). Related: Trebled; trebling.
"highest part in music, soprano," mid-14c., from Anglo-French treble, Old French treble (see treble (adj.)). In early contrapuntal music, the chief melody was in the tenor, and the treble was the "third" part above it (after the alto).