American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Consisting of two; double.
- adj. Music Consisting of two or a multiple of two beats to the measure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To double.
- adj. rare Double.
- adj. Having two beats, or a multiple of two beats, in each measure.
- adj. poetry Having two beats in each foot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Double.
- adj. consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
- From Latin duplus (twofold, double). Attested since the 16th century. (Wiktionary)
- Latin duplus; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Conductors should mark the changes, and conduct them (beating the half-note, as much as possible); singers need only keep an even quarter-note pulse, whether duple or compound, and follow the natural rhythm and accentuation of the text.”
“Both musicians relished the dancing hemiola figures in the third movement, shifts of the downbeat between duple and triple groupings, and played with impressive bravura and accuracy.”
“From a musical perspective, these were melodies written in minor keys, in duple meter, at times in the rhythm of a marche (in most cases, a slow marche), in strophic form.”
“Certainly, the rhymthic structures are quadruple and duple (with the exception of "Hitler In My Heart" where we are given 5's and 7's), but within those thoroughly square and masculine rhythms, there is a litheness, a suppleness, a winding and breathing, a certain fluidity that is thoroughly feminine.”
“The primary difference in the Karp transcription (Vol. 2, pg. 206) and the Helmer transcription (pg. 243) is that the former is in triple meter and the latter, duple.”
“Actually, the Helmer score is notated in free rhythm, but a duple meter is suggested.”
“The final duple arrangement is ‘Classical Prosody’ and ‘Prosody and Period’ -- the latter worth the price of admission by itself.”
“Leaving behind the triumvirate, we enter into the duple meter of blank and, then, free verse.”
“What we know: it's something written by the date of the film, it involves at least one mallet instrument, and it contains at least 15 or so seconds of music in straight duple meter.”
“For three voices, in duple meter, based on a structural duet of discantus and tenor with an added contratenor, and occasionally imitative, they display the usual characteristics of the genre.”
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