double bar


: two adjacent vertical lines or a heavy single line separating principal sections of a musical composition

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double bar was in 1662

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Cite this Entry

“Double bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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