v. make threefold or triple; play or sing the highest part or most acute sounds
Profits in our company will treble based on last year.
Sentence in Classic:
From another window open to the air came the sound of a piano, scale after scale rising into the treble.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
One hand played in the bass the melody of Silent, O Moyle, while the other hand careered in the treble after each group of notes.
As I glanced at the box I noticed, with a start, that upon the lid was printed the treble K which I had read in the morning upon the envelope.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Once, very early in my career, it had totally failed me; since then I had been obliged on more than one occasion to double, and once, with infinite risk of death, to treble the amount; and these rare uncertainties had cast hitherto the sole shadow on my contentment.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
But the store palled on her for the first time and, although the business was treble what it had been the year before and the money rolling in, she could take no interest in it and was sharp and cross with the clerks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It had not been comprehended by the reddleman that at halfway through the performance the game was continued with the money of another person; and it was an error which afterwards helped to cause more misfortune than treble the loss in money value could have done.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context