duple

[ doo-puh l, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu pəl, ˈdyu- /

adjective

having two parts; double; twofold.
Music. having two or sometimes a multiple of two beats in a measure: duple meter.

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque

Origin of duple

1535–45; < Latin duplus double
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for duple

British Dictionary definitions for duple

duple
/ (ˈdjuːpəl) /

adjective

a less common word for double
music (of time or music) having two beats in a bar

Word Origin for duple

C16: from Latin duplus twofold, double
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012