time or rhythm characterized by three beats to the measure with an accent on the first beat.
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- triple rhyme,
- triple rhythm,
- triple sec,
- triple superphosphate,
- triple threat,
- triple vision,
- triple voile,
- triple witching hour,
Origin of triple time
First recorded in 1655–65
Also called triple measure, triplex.
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Examples from the Web for triple measure
Many objections, too, were made to the introduction of "triple-time" tunes.Sabbath in Puritan New England|Alice Morse Earle
musical time with three beats in each bar
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