using the half note as the basic time unit; 2/2 time. Symbol: .
Vogler then gave Beethoven a theme of three measures (the scale of C major, alla breve).
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer
a musical time signature indicating two or four minims to a bar
twice as fast as normal
- Alla marcia
like a march; in the manner of a march.
- Alla prima
a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one session, often having a thickly applied impasto. Historical Examples Quel che fa il pazzo all’ ultimo, lo fa il savio 40 alla prima—The wise man does that at first which the fool must do at last. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English […]
- Alla vostra salute
to your health (used as a toast).
allachesthesia allachesthesia al·la·ches·the·sia (āl’ə-kěs-thē’zhə) n. See allesthesia.