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duple

[doo-puh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu pəl, ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
having two parts; double; twofold.
2.
Music. having two or sometimes a multiple of two beats in a measure:
duple meter.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin duplus double
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  • It was set to a lively duple meter was accompanied by the guitar, and often included musical improvisation.
  • In the duple, the bells and the clapper go alternately.
  • Demonstrate conducting patterns including duple and triple meter.
British Dictionary definitions for duple

duple

/ˈdjuːpəl/
adjective
1.
a less common word for double
2.
(music) (of time or music) having two beats in a bar
Word Origin
C16: from Latin duplus twofold, double
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