[mass noun] Musical time with three beats to the bar:‘seven bars in triple time’
- ‘Anthems written for the Chapel Royal at this time make much use of jaunty dotted rhythms in triple time, with accompaniments, ritornellos, and overtures for violins.’
- ‘A gentle and lyrical andantino in triple time with a lilting rhythm and an emotional central section ended intimately, in stillness.’
- ‘The Hambo is danced in triple time, like a waltz.’
- ‘The second issue, the interpretation of time signatures and the relationship between duple and triple time, is more controversial.’
- ‘If the number is divisible by three, then it will be triple time; if by two, duple.’
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