triple time

noun Music.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for triple measure

triple time


musical time with three beats in each bar
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