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ternary form

noun
1.
a musical form in three sections, with the third usually an exact repetition of the first.
Origin of ternary form
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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ternary form

noun
1.
a musical structure consisting of two contrasting sections followed by a repetition of the first; the form aba Also called song form
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