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

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