common time


Definition of common time

: a musical meter marked by four beats per measure with the quarter note receiving a single beat

Examples of common time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common time that such data is made available to them is during either a routine or emergency health visit with a primary or urgent care provider. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The most common time is 3:30 or 4 p.m., but do whatever works for you. Richard Morgan, Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Cities where NextGen TV signals are being broadcast will begin to see a new on-air commercial with the approach of the holiday shopping season, a common time for new TV purchases. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2020 Phone switching is the most common time for carriers to gain or lose a subscriber. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 17 Oct. 2020 That’s not altogether surprising, Tibbitts said, since national research shows that the most common time for a person in the United States to be homeless is during the first year of life. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Sep. 2020 While late August is hardly a common time for a Hollywood release, a push to the fall or early 2021 would have been difficult given Disney’s other movies, which have also been rescheduled due to the pandemic. Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post, 26 June 2020 Remote learning has two broad logistical options: scheduling a common time for students and teachers to meet online or allowing students to login at their will to access prepared materials. Max Londberg,, 13 Mar. 2020 The end of the regular season is the most common time for teams to cut coaches loose. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of common time

1662, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

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“Common time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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