duple adj : consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure" [syn: double, dual]
- Rhymes: -uːpəl
- Feminine plural form of duplo
- This article is about music theory. For the British coachbuilder Duple see Duple Coachbuilders Limited
In music, duple refers to duple meter. Duple is also a duration of 1½ the regular note value duration in compound and or triple meter. An irrational rhythm, it may also be used as a polyrhythm when played against the regular duration.
In relation to duple time triple meter rhythms would be triplets.
duple in Swedish: Tvåtakt