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"treble" in American English

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trebleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtreb·əl/ fml
  • treble verb [I/T] (THREE TIMES)

to ​become three ​timesgreater; ​triple: [I] My ​propertytaxes have ​almost trebled in the last ten ​years.

treblenoun [U]

 us   /ˈtreb·əl/
  • treble noun [U] (MUSIC)

the ​highermusicalnotes: The ​music was too ​loud, the treble ​rattling my ​eardrums.
(Definition of treble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"treble" in British English

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treblepredeterminer

uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/ mainly UK
three ​timesgreater in ​amount, ​number, or ​size: He ​earnsalmost treble the ​amount that I do.
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trebleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/ mainly UK
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.
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trebleadverb, adjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/ mainly UK (US usually soprano)
being or ​relating to a boy's ​voice that ​sings the ​highestnotes, or an ​instrument that ​plays the ​highestnotes: He ​sings treble. a treble ​voice

treblenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtreb.l̩/
  • treble noun [C] (SINGER)

mainly UK (US usually soprano) a ​boy with a treble ​voice: This ​part is for a boy treble.
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(Definition of treble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"treble" in Business English

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trebleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtrebl/
to ​increase to three ​times the ​size or ​amount, or to make something do this: profits/sales/shares treble In its first six months, Camelot's ​profits trebled.a cost/price trebles The ​price of ​property has almost trebled in the last two ​years. They ​invested $2m in trebling ​capacity at their ​processingplant last ​year.
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(Definition of treble from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “treble”
in Spanish triple…
in Vietnamese lượng gấp ba…
in Malaysian tiga kali ganda…
in Thai สามเท่า…
in French triple…
in German das Dreifache, dreifach…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三倍的…
in Turkish üç misli artmak/artırmak…
in Russian утраивать…
in Indonesian tiga kali lipat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三倍的…
in Polish potroić (się), zwiększać (się) trzykrotnie…
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