time signature

noun

Definition of time signature

: a sign used in music to indicate meter and usually written as a fraction with the bottom number indicating the kind of note used as a unit of time and the top number indicating the number of units in each measure

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First Known Use of time signature

1875


TIME SIGNATURE Defined for English Language Learners

time signature

noun

Definition of time signature for English Language Learners

  • : a number that is written at the beginning of a piece of music and that shows the number and length of the beats in each measure


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