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common time

Syllabification: com·mon time

Definition of common time in English:

noun

Music
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.
Example sentences
  • Use a 4/4 Common time signature.
  • In common time there are 4 crotchet beats to the bar.

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