double bar

noun

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20bar. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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