Definition of time signature noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


time signature

BrE BrE//ˈtaɪm sɪɡnətʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪm sɪɡnətʃər//
(music) Reading music
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a sign at the start of a piece of music, usually in the form of numbers, showing the number of beats in each bar / measure See related entries: Reading music
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: time signature