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 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, "Seven Lakes grad McNeese posts three All-American times," 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, "New edition of Monopoly ditches cash in favor of digital banker," 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, "One year after the fire, Kentucky Center is still picking up the pieces," 12 June 2019 Succeeding would make their story all the sweeter come tournament and net-cutting time. Bryce Miller,, "Timing of Toreros' coaching turmoil threatens to blunt unmatched momentum," 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,, "Paul Daugherty: Slow play isn't a crime. It's baseball," 20 Feb. 2018 Some of the startups are already using Bitcoin and Blockchain to cut time and cost. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, "Fintech Startups Seek to Shake Up Money-Transfer Industry," 19 Dec. 2017 With 85% of all new cars financed, this cuts time for shoppers and dealers. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Smartphone app AutoGravity lets consumers get preapproved for auto loans," 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 14 Aug. 2020.

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