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duple time

noun Music.

characterized by two beats to the measure.


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Nearby words

dupery, dupion, duplation, duple, duple rhythm, duple time, dupleix, dupleix, joseph françois, duplessis-mornay, duplet, duplex

Origin of duple time

First recorded in 1715–25
Also called duple measure, two-part time. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for duple time

duple time


musical time with two beats in each bar
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