duple

adjective du·ple \ ˈdü-pəl also ˈdyü- \

Definition of duple

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

Origin and Etymology of duple

Latin duplus double — more at double


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