alla breve[ä′lä brā′vā]
- in 2/2 time: often used as a musical direction
- 2/2 time, in which the half note receives the beat; cut time
Origin of alla breveItalian according to the breve
In cut time.
The sign indicating that a passage is to be played in cut time.
Origin of alla breveItalian : alla, according to the + breve, breve.