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simple measure

noun

simple time

noun, Music.
1.
rhythm characterized by two or three beats or pulses to a measure.
Also called simple measure.
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  • This relation is independent of the factor of duration, on which the order of elements in the simple measure depends.

  • But the simple measure of nationality is severely natural and elemental.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • But the simple measure of beginning with the Court was not tried.

  • Nevertheless, there was a majority in the Senate against passing a simple measure for admission without any limitations.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • Nothing more fatal can be done for a country; but for an army it is a simple measure of wisdom.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • This is obviously an arbitrary scheme to gain a simple measure of beginning, peak, and end of a breeding season.

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas Richard F. Johnston
  • It is unfortunately impossible for me to content myself with such a simple measure.

  • This simple measure accomplished all that was expected of it, and a great deal more.

    Popular Amusements J. T. Crane

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