duple

adjective
du·​ple | \ ˈdü-pəl How to pronounce duple (audio) also ˈdyü- \

Definition of duple

1 : having two elements
2a : marked by two or a multiple of two beats per measure of music duple time
b of rhythm : consisting of a meter based on disyllabic feet

First Known Use of duple

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duple

Latin duplus double — more at double

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“Duple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duple. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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