common measure
noun Date: 1922 a meter consisting chiefly of iambic lines of 7 accents each arranged in rhymed pairs usually printed in 4-line stanzas — called also common meter

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  • common measure — n. Music COMMON TIME …   English World dictionary

  • common measure — noun 1. a time signature indicating four beats to the bar • Syn: ↑common time, ↑four four time, ↑quadruple time • Hypernyms: ↑musical time 2. an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common measure — 1. See common time. 2. Also called common meter, hymnal stanza. Pros. a ballad stanza of four iambic lines and strict rhymes, often used in hymns, rhyming abcb or abab. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • common measure — /kɒmən ˈmɛʒə/ (say komuhn mezhuh) noun → common time …   Australian English dictionary

  • common measure — com′mon meas′ure n. pro a ballad stanza of four iambic lines and strict rhymes, often used in hymns, rhyming abcb or abab[/ex] Also called com′mon me′ter. Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • having a common measure — index commensurate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • measure — meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a fixed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common — Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common bar — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common barrator — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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