from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A time or rhythm having three beats to the measure. Also called triple measure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that time in which each measure is divided into three equal parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. musical time with three beats in each bar


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  • The opening andante in triple time for the five violoncelli and double basses at once carries the hearer to the regions of the upper Alps, where amid the eternal snows Nature sleeps in a peaceful dream.

    The Great Italian and French Composers


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