triple rhythm

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tri·ple rhyth·m

a triple cadence to the heart sounds at any heart rate, due to the easy audibility of a third (S3) (usually) or fourth (S4) heart sound, or at faster rates a summation sound due to coincidence of the third and fourth heart sounds ("S7" = S3 + S4).
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327-50; Lionel Pike, 'The Performance of Triple Rhythms in Peter Philips' Vocal Music', The Consort, xxviii (1972), 89-105.
There is another more structural aspect of polyphony in this work - the metric counterpoint between the duple and triple rhythms. It is structural not only because this concept is consistently employed throughout the entire composition, but also because the metric difference fundamentally makes the parts more aurally independent from each other.
In metrical schemes based on three-syllable feet, the rhythm is known as triple rhythm, as in Rudyard Kipling's lines: