triple time

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noun Music.

time or rhythm characterized by three beats to the measure with an accent on the first beat.

Nearby words

  1. triple rhyme,
  2. triple rhythm,
  3. triple sec,
  4. triple superphosphate,
  5. triple threat,
  6. triple vision,
  7. triple voile,
  8. triple witching hour,
  9. triple-decker,
  10. triple-digit

Origin of triple time

First recorded in 1655–65

Also called triple measure, triplex.

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British Dictionary definitions for triple measure

triple time

noun

musical time with three beats in each bar
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