common time

noun Music.
a meter or tempo of four beats per measure, with each of four quarter notes receiving a single beat. Symbol: C
Also called common measure.


Origin:
1665–75

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common time
 
n
music C a time signature indicating four crotchet beats to the bar; four-four time

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