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noun [U] (MUSIC)    /taɪm/
the number of beats in a bar of music, or the speed at which a piece of music is intended to be played: This piece is written in 4/4 time. Small children often have difficulty singing in time with the music (= at the same speed at which the music is being played). It seemed to me as if the violins were playing out of time (= at a different speed from the other instruments playing the same piece of music). To beat time is to make a regular series of sounds at the same speed as a piece of music is played. Tapping your foot will help you to keep time (= to play the music at the correct speed).Beats or lengths of musical notes Grammar:TimeTime is a noun with a number of meanings. In some senses it is countable, and in others it is uncountable. A good learner’s dictionary will give you its many meanings and tell you whether it is countable or uncountable.See more
(Definition of time noun (MUSIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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