duple time


noun Music.

characterized by two beats to the measure.

Nearby words

  1. dupery,
  2. dupion,
  3. duplation,
  4. duple,
  5. duple rhythm,
  6. dupleix,
  7. dupleix, joseph françois,
  8. duplessis-mornay,
  9. duplet,
  10. duplex

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

musical time with two beats in each bar
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