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Doubling may refer to:



  • The composition or performance of a melody with itself or itself transposed at a constant interval such as the octave, third, or sixth, Voicing (music)#Doubling
  • The assignment of a melody to two instruments in an arrangement
  • The playing of two (or more) instruments alternately by a single player, e.g. Flute, doubling piccolo
  • Doubletracking, a recording technique in which a musical part (or vocal) is recorded twice and mixed together, to strengthen or "fatten" the tone.


  • Doubling (psychodrama) is a technique of provoking a protagonist by a participant, for effect.
  • Doubling in the theatre is where one actor plays more than one part in the same performance.
  • Doubling (textiles) is the process where six slivers of cotton are fed into a draw frame, stetched and together to improve the uniformity of the roving before it is spun
  • Doubling (naval tactic) was a means of focusing gunfire in formations of sailing warships maneuvering as a line of battle.
  • Double knitting is the process of combining two or more lengths of yarn into a single thread.
  • Doubling in two-way radio, where two or more transmitters transmit at once on the same frequency, interfering with one another and garbling all messages.
  • Syntactic doubling is a phenomenon consisting in the lengthening (gemination) of the initial consonant of certain words
  • When more than one round is fired in a semiautomatic gas powered rifle with only one pull of the trigger, also known as a slam fire.
  • Doubling trains tracks has two tracks for two direction traffic.

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