cut time


Definition of cut time

: duple or quadruple time with the beat represented by a half note

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Recent Examples on the Web Gobble Gobble takes the prep work out of dinner, as kits come with ingredients already chopped and measured to cut time to 15 minutes to prepare. cleveland, 26 Apr. 2021 The former Tigers star had NCAA B cut times in 50 free (19.78), 100 free (43.07) and 200 free (1:34.16), the latter two at the SEC Championships. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, 20 Apr. 2020 Proponents say ditching notes cuts time and costs associated with managing money, while detractors say that discriminates against lower income Americans. Sarah Min, CBS News, 25 June 2019 Most days crews roll in at about 6 a.m. and have to pack-up everything by about 3 p.m. The packing cuts time off the construction itself. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2019 Succeeding would make their story all the sweeter come tournament and net-cutting time. Bryce Miller,, 8 Mar. 2018 What would cut time would be a reduction in ad minutes, between innings and during pitching changes, and no one currently living will see that happen. Paul Daugherty,, 20 Feb. 2018 Some of the startups are already using Bitcoin and Blockchain to cut time and cost. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2017 With 85% of all new cars financed, this cuts time for shoppers and dealers. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cut time

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Cut time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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