A term in drumspeak signifying the sound made when one drum stick strikes the drum head. Conventionally, a dup is one quarter note long, but it can respresent any one note that takes up the same space in a measure as the two notes in a diga. (See also: chup)

The DUP are Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, a minority but hardline unionist party with links to protestant fundamentalism. Their leader is the Rev. Ian Paisley.

Dup (?), v. t. [Contr. fr. do up, that is, to lift up the latch. Cf. Don, Doff.]

To open; as, to dup the door.




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