duple

adjective

du·​ple ˈdü-pəl How to pronounce duple (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
1
: having two elements
2
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin duplus double — more at double

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of duple was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Duple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duple. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

duple

adjective
du·​ple ˈd(y)ü-pəl How to pronounce duple (audio)
1
: taken by twos : twofold
2
: having two beats or a multiple of two beats to the measure
duple time
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