time signature

time signature


: a number that is written at the beginning of a piece of music and that shows the number and length of the beats in each measure

Full Definition of TIME SIGNATURE

:  a sign used in music to indicate meter and usually written as a fraction with the bottom number indicating the kind of note used as a unit of time and the top number indicating the number of units in each measure

First Known Use of TIME SIGNATURE



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