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common time

noun, Music.
a meter or tempo of four beats per measure, with each of four quarter notes receiving a single beat. Symbol: C.
Also called common measure.
Origin of common time
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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common time

(music) a time signature indicating four crotchet beats to the bar; four-four time C
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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