Definition of duplet in English:

duplet

Syllabification: du·plet
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞oplət
 
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noun

1A set of two things.
More example sentences
  • Calculation of plausible maps using the Metropolis algorithm indicates that changes of the following duplets of markers are acceptable.
  • Observed frequencies were calculated as proportion of AG among all possible 16 duplets in a certain position.
1.1 Music A pair of equal notes to be performed in the time of three.
More example sentences
  • In ‘Lament,’ the melody moves above continuous quarter note duplets in 6/4 meter, while ‘Elves’ features a jaunty tune in dotted rhythm, supported by open fifths.

Origin

mid 17th century (as a dicing term in the sense of doublets (see doublet)): from Latin duplus 'duple', on the pattern of doublet. Current senses date from the 1920s.

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