cut time


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

Examples of cut time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An online summit can cut time spent together – and reduce the optics of solidarity between participants. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 4 July 2023 As a junior, Edson drastically cut times and helped Liberty’s 4x800 relay to a second-place finish at states. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2023 During the pandemic, Murthy’s report found, people tightened their groups of friends and cut time spent with them. Ted Anthony, Anchorage Daily News, 16 May 2023 The company says the digital approach should help cut time and cost as the program nears flight-testing. Time, 3 Dec. 2022 Our experts like that the battery gives up to 60 minutes cut time on a single charge and can recharge in an hour. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 In response to the decision, many have argued there are other ways to cut time from the show, including trimming musical numbers and film clips. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cut time was in 1951

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“Cut time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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