duple

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adjective du·ple \ˈdü-pəl also ˈdyü-\

Definition of duple

  1. 1 :  having two elements

  2. 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


First Known Use: 15th century


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