In cut time.
The sign indicating that a passage is to be played in cut time.
In 2/2 time.
2/2 time, in which the half note receives the beat; cut time.
Origin of alla-breve
- It, 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
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Italian alla according to the breve breve
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition