Meaning of “time signature” in the English Dictionary

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"time signature" in British English

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time signaturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪm ˌsɪɡ.nɪ.tʃər/ us /ˈtaɪm ˌsɪɡ.nɪ.tʃɚ/

(Definition of “time signature” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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time signaturenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑɪm ˌsɪɡ·nə·tʃər, -nəˌtʃʊr/

music two numbers in written music that show how many beats are in a bar (= part of a piece of music) and which note gets one beat:

If the time signature is 3/4, there are three beats to a measure and a quarter note gets one beat.

(Definition of “time signature” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)