a measure consisting of four beats or pulses with accent on the first and third.
the rhythm created by use of this measure.
Today is a stock market “quadruple witching day.” What does that mean?
Financial markets climb and plunge for all sorts of reasons, some of which are rational and some that seem like they are based in hocus pocus. The third Friday of June is typically a quadruple witching day, which sounds like magic but actually describes a logical yet hectic event. The four things the “quadruple” refers to are the expiration of contracts for stock index futures, stock …
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Origin of quadruple time
First recorded in 1895–1900
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musical time in which there are four beats in each bar
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