Definition of Musical time

1. Noun. (music) the beat of musical rhythm.

Generic synonyms: Time
Category relationships: Music
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Musical Rhythm, Rhythm, Common Measure, Common Time, Four-four Time, Quadruple Time, Duple Time, Triple Time, Pacing, Tempo, In Time

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musical Time

musical organization
musical perception
musical performance
musical phrase
musical rhythm
musical saw
musical saws
musical scale
musical scales
musical score
musical soiree
musical style
musical theater
musical theme
musical time (current term)
musical time signature

Literary usage of Musical time

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Psychology of Musical Talent by Carl Emil Seashore (1919)
"We must distinguish the process involved in the sense of musical time and that involved in ... The perception of musical time is usually of a motor nature. ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"The most natural division of musical time is into measures consisting of either ... —The divisions of musical time are marked by a stress of voice on one or ..."

3. The Musical World (1862)
"To furnish at the outset practical proof that it is really from a Intent faculty of musical time in the breast, and not through any artificial and laborious ..."

4. The Arenaby Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"Mr. Chelius has shown in this treatise jnst how facility can be accomplished, in simple and concise manner, and the "musical time-tables" ought ..."

5. The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review by Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1821)
"According to the number on this scale the index is set to, the audible beats produced will be found to embrace the whole gradation of musical time, ..."

6. Alfred Tennyson by Arthur Christopher Benson (1907)
"Indeed I have fancied that many of these experiments of Tennyson were suggested to him, not by musical time, but by the more irregular and natural beat of ..."

7. Outlines of æsthetics by Hermann Lotze (1886)
"The application of musical time, like the metre of poetry, ... Especially to accentuate the musical time sharpens, to be sure, the impression of universal ..."

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