musical time

Definitions of musical time
  1. noun
    (music) the beat of musical rhythm
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    beat, musical rhythm, rhythm
    the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    common measure, common time, four-four time, quadruple time
    a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
    duple time
    musical time with two beats in each bar
    triple time
    musical time with three beats in each bar
    pacing, tempo
    (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
    in time
    in the correct rhythm
    backbeat
    a loud steady beat
    downbeat
    the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
    offbeat, upbeat
    an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
    syncopation
    a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
    accelerando
    a gradually increasing tempo of music
    allegretto
    a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
    allegro
    a brisk and lively tempo
    andante
    a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
    meno mosso
    played at reduced speed; less rapid
    rubato
    a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat
    type of:
    time
    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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