- adj. 三倍的；最高声部的；三层的；三重的
- n. 三倍；最高声部
- vi. 变成三倍
- vt. 使成三倍
1. tre- (tri- => tre-) + -ble (谐音“倍”) => 三倍。
2. triple => treble.
来自古法语 treble,三倍，来自拉丁语 triplus,三倍，来自 tri-,三，-pl,倍数，词源同 double,triple. 引申诸相关词义。
- treble:  Treble and triple  come from the same ultimate source: Latin triplus ‘threefold’. This in turn was borrowed from Greek triplous, a compound adjective formed from tri- ‘three’ and the base *pl- ‘fold’ (which lies behind English ply and is related to English fold). Triplus passed into Old French, where it split into two: treble and triple. Both were taken over into English (the former has now died out in French). The application of treble to the highest part in music, equivalent to soprano, which dates from the 14th century, probably comes from the notion of its being the ‘third’ part, above bass and alto.
=> fold, ply, three, triple
- treble (adj.)
- "three times, triple," c. 1300, from Old French treble (12c.), from Latin triplus "threefold" (see triple). Related: Trebly.
- treble (v.)
- "to multiply by three," early 14c., from Old French trebler, from treble "triple" (see treble (adj.)). Related: Trebled; trebling.
- treble (n.)
- "highest part in music, soprano," mid-14c., from Anglo-French treble, Old French treble "a third part," noun use of adjective (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).
- 1. More than 7 million shares changed hands, treble the normal daily average.
- 2. They will have to pay much more when rents treble in January.
- 3. to turn up the treble on the stereo
- 4. There was a treble knock at the door.
- 5. James has a fine treble voice.
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