In music, "duple" refers to duple meter. Duple is also a duration of 1½ the regular note value duration in compound and or triple meter. An irrational rhythm, it may also be used as a polyrhythm when played against the regular duration. When saying it you use the syllables "do" and "de"

In relation to duple time triple meter rhythms would be triplets.

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