double
(DUH-bul)


[Eng.] - [Fr.]


  1. Twofold. This is seen in terms such as double flat (two flats), or double bass (sounding an octave lower than notated).

    See also [Eng.] double; [Fr.] double; [Ger.] doppelt; [Ger.] doppel; [It.] doppio.

  2. An old name for a variation used mainly by baroque composers such as George Frederic Handel, Dominico Scarlatti, etc.


Table of musical translations
| Dictionary Home | Dictionary Appendix |