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triple time

noun Music.
  1. time or rhythm characterized by three beats to the measure with an accent on the first beat.
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Origin of triple time

First recorded in 1655–65
Also called triple measure, triplex.
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Historical Examples

  • Many objections, too, were made to the introduction of "triple-time" tunes.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

    Alice Morse Earle


British Dictionary definitions for triple measure

triple time

noun
  1. musical time with three beats in each bar
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