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treble

predeterminer uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/
three times greater in amount, number, or size: He earns almost treble the amount that I do.

treble

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/
to increase three times in size or amount, or to make something do this: The price of property has almost trebled in the last ten years.

treble

adverb, adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/
being or relating to a boy's voice that sings the highest notes, or an instrument that plays the highest notes: He sings treble. a treble voice

treble

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/

treble noun [C] (SINGER)

someone with a treble voice: This part is for a boy treble.
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treble noun [C] (THREE WINS)

[usually singular] an occasion when a football club wins three major competitions in a single season: Bayern Munich's win over Stuttgart secured a historic treble: the Bundesliga, the European Cup and the German Cup.
Translations of “treble”
in Vietnamese lượng gấp ba…
in Spanish triple…
in Thai สามเท่า…
in Malaysian tiga kali ganda…
in French triple…
in German das Dreifache, dreifach…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三倍的…
in Indonesian tiga kali lipat…
in Russian утраивать…
in Turkish üç misli artmak/artırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三倍的…
in Polish potroić (się), zwiększać (się) trzykrotnie…
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