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Related to common measure: ballad metre
A ballad stanza form in iambic meter, often rhyming in alternating pairs, that is typical of many church hymns. Also called common meter, hymnal stanza.
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1. (Music, other) another term for common time
2. (Poetry) the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b
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a ballad stanza of four iambic lines and strict rhymes, often used in hymns, rhyming abcb or abab.Also called com′mon me′ter.
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|Noun||1.||common measure - a time signature indicating four beats to the bar|
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
|2.||common measure - an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly|
divisor, factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
|3.||common measure - the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad|
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