Quadruple time
Quadruple Quad"ru*ple, a. [L. quadruplus, from quattuor four: cf. F. quadruple. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Double}.] Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance. [1913 Webster]

{Quadruple time} (Mus.), that in which each measure is divided into four equal parts. [1913 Webster]


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  • quadruple time — noun a time signature indicating four beats to the bar • Syn: ↑common time, ↑four four time, ↑common measure • Hypernyms: ↑musical time * * * Music. 1. a measure consisting of four beats or pulses with accent on the first and third. 2. t …   Useful english dictionary

  • quadruple time — Music. 1. a measure consisting of four beats or pulses with accent on the first and third. 2. the rhythm created by use of this measure. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadruple time — /kwɒˈdrupəl taɪm / (say kwo droohpuhl tuym) noun Music 1. a measure consisting of four beats or pulses with accent on the first and third. 2. the rhythm created by use of this measure …   Australian English dictionary

  • simple quadruple time — noun A meter or rhythm with four beats to a measure and four beats to a whole note. Specifically common time …   Wiktionary

  • Quadruple — Quad ru*ple, a. [L. quadruplus, from quattuor four: cf. F. quadruple. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Double}.] Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance. [1913 Webster] {Quadruple time} (Mus.), that in which each measure is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadruple — [kwä dro͞o′pəl, kwədro͞o′pəl; kwä′drə pəl] adj. [MFr < L quadruplus < quadru (see QUADRUPED) + plus, as in duplus: see DOUBLE] 1. consisting of or including four 2. four times as much or as many; fourfold 3. Music containing four beats to… …   English World dictionary

  • quadruple measure — or quadruple time, 1. a musical measure of four beats with an accent on the first and third. 2. this rhythm …   Useful english dictionary

  • quadruple — quad‧ru‧ple [ˈkwɒdrʊpl, kwɒˈdruː ǁ kwɑːˈdruː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase or make something increase by four times: • Pre tax profits have more than quadrupled from £5 million to over £20 million. • OPEC quadrupled the price of… …   Financial and business terms

  • quadruple — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of four parts or elements. 2) four times as much or as many. 3) (of time in music) having four beats in a bar. ► VERB ▪ increase or be increased fourfold. ► NOUN ▪ a quadruple number or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • Time signature — Common time redirects here. For the short story, see Common Time. Simple example of a 34 time signature: here there are three quarter notes per measure. The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational convention used in Western …   Wikipedia

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