Definition of Time signature

1. Noun. A musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat.

Exact synonyms: Musical Time Signature
Generic synonyms: Musical Notation
Specialized synonyms: Alla Breve



Definition of Time signature

1. Noun. (music) A numerical sign placed on a stave to indicate the meter; the numerator is the number of beats per bar, the denominator represents the value of each beat ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Time Signature

time preference
time preferences
time reversal
time reversals
time scale
time scales
time sense
time series
time served
time sharing
time sheet
time sheets
time shifting
time signal
time signals
time signature (current term)
time signatures
time sink
time sinks
time slice
time slices
time slot
time slots
time spread
time standard
time stream
time study
time table
time tables
time test

Literary usage of Time signature

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

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"It would be an excellent plan to distinguish this slow form of | by the Time-Signature, J; since this sign would indicate the subsidiary accent to be ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"Composers not only place bar-lines throughout a composition, but they also add a time-signature in the first bar to indicate how many beats each bar is to ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"I composition, but they also add a time-signature in the first bar to ... The necessity for a time-signature will at once be apparent if we try to play this ..."

4. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"1 56 composition, but they also add a time-signature in the first bar to ... The necessity for a time-signature will at once be apparent if we try to play ..."

5. Elements of Notation and Harmony: With Fifty-eight Exercises for Use in by Ludwig Bussler (1890)
"Bnr.—Time-—Time-signature.— Counts of a Measure.—Initial Arsis. § 75. Every piece is divided into small sections of equal time-value, called Measures. ..."

6. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"The figures or signs placed after these chromatic signs constitute the time signature, which indicates the fixed number of notes of equal value in each ..."

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