alla breve definition

  • adverb:
    • Music In slashed time.
  • noun:
    • a period signature when the half-note could be the beat and there are two main beats per measure
    • a musical time trademark suggesting two or four half notes to a measure
  • others:
    • With one breve, or four minims, to measure, and sung faster like four crotchets; in fast common time; -- indicated into the time signature by �.
    • In songs, a manifestation understood to denote— a species of time which every club includes a breve, or four minims; or a rhythm of two or four beats to a bar, but taken at a rate of motion doubly quickly like the piece were just marked with the sign of typical time. The indication for alla breve time is .

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