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waltz time

three-quarter time

noun, Music.
the meter of a musical composition having a time signature of 3/4 and three quarter notes or their equivalent in each measure.
Also called waltz time. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hand-loom begins to rap in waltz time, accompanied by the bobbin, the reel, and the spinning-wheel.

  • Parties of young men and maidens joined hands and swung round the lake in waltz time to the strain of the regimental band.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman
  • As he stops singing she switches the time to waltz time and begins to sway to it.

    More Portmanteau Plays Stuart Walker
  • The Heroine and Ingenue hold each other by the hand and take ballet steps in waltz time.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • Not a true waltz—some French or Spanish pavement song played in waltz time; bizarre, pathetic, whirling after its own happiness.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • The third tune is a pretty air which the men of the “Lark” used to play with the concertina in waltz time.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
  • "We'll show them waltz time, Barney," he called, springing toward the next sheaf.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor

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