alla breveal·la breve
- 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 breveIt, according to the breve (), as it was used in medieval musical notation to indicate a half or a third of the value of the longest note
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.