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duple time

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noun Music.
  1. characterized by two beats to the measure.
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Origin of duple time

First recorded in 1715–25
Also called duple measure, two-part time.
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British Dictionary definitions for duple time

duple time

noun
  1. musical time with two beats in each bar
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