[doo-puh l, dyoo-]


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

Origin of duple

1535–45; < Latin duplus double
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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
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