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duple time

[ doo-puhl tahym, dyoo‐ ]
/ ˈdu pəl ˌtaɪm, ˈdyu‐ /
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noun Music.

time or rhythm characterized by two beats to the measure.

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Also called du·ple meas·ure, two-part time.

Origin of duple time

First recorded in 1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for duple time

duple time

noun

musical time with two beats in each bar
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