- having two parts; double; twofold.
- Music. having two or sometimes a multiple of two beats in a measure: duple meter.
Origin of duple
Related Words for dupledual, binary, second, duplex, twin, duplicate, repeated, twice, geminate, coupled, duplicated, corresponding, equivalent, equal, same, double, bifold, binal, diploid, duple
Examples from the Web for duple
Historical Examples of duple
He recognizes two kinds of measure—triple or perfect, and duple or imperfect.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
Duple (sometimes called even measure, or even time), in which there are two beats, the first one being accented.Music Notation and Terminology
Karl W. Gehrkens
The Pavan has been mentioned before, as the dance in Duple time which preceded the Galliard which was in a triple rhythm.Shakespeare and Music
Edward W. Naylor
Duple time did not come into general use until the beginning of the fourteenth century.Critical & Historical Essays
In many bars it is almost impossible to distinguish whether the tune is triple or duple.Jamaican Song and Story
- a less common word for double
- music (of time or music) having two beats in a bar