metrical time beaten so that three beats are counted as one; time in which each beat is divisible by three.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of compound time
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby compound time
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British Dictionary definitions for compound time
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