- time or rhythm characterized by three beats to the measure with an accent on the first beat.
Origin of triple time
First recorded in 1655–65
Also called triple measure, triplex.
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Historical Examples of 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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