from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sign placed on a staff to indicate the meter, commonly a numerical fraction of which the numerator is the number of beats per measure and the denominator represents the kind of note getting one beat.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In musical notation, same as
rhythmical signature(which see, under rhythmical).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Music) A sign at the beginning of a composition or movement, placed after the key signature, to indicate its time or meter. Also called
rhythmical signature. It is in the form of a fraction, of which the denominator indicates the kind of note taken as time unit for the beat, and the numerator, the number of these to the measure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun music A
numerical signplaced on a staveto indicate the meter; the numeratoris the numberof beatsper bar, the denominatorrepresents the valueof each beat
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
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