- A rhythmic pattern in which there are four beats, especially four quarter notes, in a measure. This pattern occurs often in classical music and is the norm in rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass.More example sentences
- Use a 4/4 Common time signature.
- In common time there are 4 crotchet beats to the bar.
More definitions of common timeDefinition of common time in:
- The British & World English dictionary