a meter or tempo of four beats per measure, with each of four quarter notes receiving a single beat. Symbol: C
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What does “yare” mean?
Also called common measure.
Origin of common time
First recorded in 1665–75
Words nearby common time
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British Dictionary definitions for common time
music a time signature indicating four crotchet beats to the bar; four-four timeSymbol: C
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