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doublé

Subject: Music

(Fr.).

The gruppetto (ornament).

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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8 words

... [ Fr. ] The gruppetto ...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... or double option ( ( DB ). Another name for a choosen option . Also called stupid...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... v. Nautical sail around (a headland): we struck out seaward to double the headland of the cape. on the double 1 at running speed; very fast: he disappeared on the double. 2 without hesitation; immediately he summoned his officers on the double...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
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27 words

... 1881: 586; Suffolk; Middx. English: nickname from Middle English doubledouble, copy’ (Old French dobel , dubel , doublel ), perhaps a nickname for a twin or...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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Language reference
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120 words

... double at ( or on ) the double at running speed; very fast. 🅘 This modern generalized sense has developed from the mid-19th-century military use of double pace to mean twice the number of steps per minute of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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2021
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Art & Architecture
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... Any repeated two-fold building, architectural feature, or motif, forming a pair. Compounds of double include : double arch : arch erected from two centres, with radii shorter than half the span, sometimes occurring in Romanesque work; double bead : two beads parallel to each other, one of which is generally smaller, with quirks ; double-bellied : baluster shaped like two long-bows (weapons, as in archery), one mirroring the other, identical above and below its middle and on either side of its centre-line; double cloister : ambulatory divided in...

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Howard Mayer Brown

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
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336 words

...Double . (1) An adjective used, like ‘contra-’, to indicate a lower octave, hence qualifying particular instruments. Thus the double bassoon (or contrabassoon) plays in the octave below the bassoon, the double bass (or contrabass) an octave below the cello, and so on. This usage derives from the old practice of identifying notes below gamma ut (the G on the bottom line of the bass stave) by double letters, FF, EE, and so on. Organ builders still refer to these low pitches as ‘double F’, ‘double E’, etc., and name 16′ manual ranks ‘double open...

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Jeremy Montagu

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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171 words

...double . 1 When applied to instruments, the English word ‘double’ indicates either low pitch (the double bass is the lowest member of the violin family, the double bassoon of the bassoons, etc.) or a combination of two instruments in one, such as the double horn, or the duplication of elements such as keyboards (e.g. double-manual *harpsichord ) or ranks of strings (double *harp ). In the first case, the prefix ‘contra’ is sometimes used (e.g. contrabassoon, contrabass clarinet). Jeremy Montagu 2 To take more than one singing role or to play more than one...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...Double agent An agent who appears to be spying for one country while actually working for another. Double and twist, To To prevaricate; to act evasively; to try to extract oneself from a difficulty by tortuous means. The phrase is taken from coursing. A hare ‘doubles and twists’ in seeking to escape the hounds. Double a part, To Of an actor, to play two parts in the same piece. Double back, To To turn back on one’s course. Double-barrelled A double-barrelled gun is one with two barrels. A double-barrelled name is a hyphenated surname. A double-barrelled...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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... 1. [ Fr. ] A variation, especially one with elaborate ornamentation. Similar to Eng. ‘division’. 2. Indicates a lower octave, e.g. double bassoon plays an octave below bassoon. 3. Singers who perform two roles in one work and instrumentalists who play more than one instr in a comp. e.g. fl doubles...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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46 words

... Abbreviation for a double-bedded room, a cause of constant trouble in the travel business. Often, a honeymoon or other couple require a double bed, but receive a room with two single beds. Wording such as ‘one double bed required’ must be used to avoid...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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2022
Subject:
Names studies
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53 words

... US frequency (2010): 804 English (Suffolk and Middlesex): perhaps a nickname for a twin or for one who is the spitting image of a relative, from Middle English doubledouble, copy’ (Old French dobel , dubel , doublel , from Late Latin duplus , classical Latin duplex , from du(o) ‘two’ + plek , a root meaning...

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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2018

... Double The quadruple star Epsilon Lyrae. With binoculars, or even sharp eyesight, the star appears as a wide double of magnitudes 4.6 and 4.7 which form a genuine binary. Moderate-sized telescopes reveal that each star is itself double. The pair known as Epsilon 1 consists of an A4 dwarf and an F1 dwarf of magnitudes 5.0 and 6.1, orbiting each other in a period of about 1750 years; the Epsilon 2 pair consists of an A8 dwarf and an F0 dwarf, magnitudes 5.2 and 5.5, orbital period about 720 years. The four stars lie about 160 l.y....

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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...-double A US term for a room that can take four people; often, such a room has two double...

double‐bémol

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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6 words

...‐bémol [ Fr. ] Double...

double‐diése

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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6 words

...‐diése [ Fr. ] Double...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... curvature Curved in two...

double door

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... door A pair of...

double transitive

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

... transitive The same as ditransitive...

double‐croche

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
9 words

...‐croche [ Fr. ] Double‐hook, i.e. semi‐quaver or...

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