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Meaning of alla breve

al•la bre•ve

Pronunciation: (ä'lu brev'āIt.äl'lä bre've), [key]
— Music. Music.
  1. using the half note as the basic time unit; 2/2 time. Symbol:&Cverbar; Also calledCf. common time.
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