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triple time

n. Music
A time or rhythm having three beats to the measure. Also called triple measure.

tri′ple-time′ adj.
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triple time

n
(Music, other) musical time with three beats in each bar
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Noun1.triple time - musical time with three beats in each bar
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
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Translations

triple time

n (Mus) → Dreiertakt m
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