What does take five mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. take five(verb)

    take a break for five minutes

    "The musicians took five during the rehearsal"


  1. take five(Verb)

    to take a five-minute break from some activity, take a short break from some activity

  2. take five(Verb)

    to break something up


  1. Take Five

    "Take Five" is a jazz piece written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studios in New York City on June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959, this piece became one of the group's best-known records. It is famous for its distinctive catchy saxophone melody; imaginative, jolting drum solo; and use of the unusual quintuple time, from which its name is derived. The song was first played to a live audience by The Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Village Gate nightclub in New York City in 1959. The inspiration for this style of music came during a US State Department sponsored tour of Eurasia and Brubeck observed in Turkey a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song with supposedly Bulgarian influence that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music. After learning about the form from native symphony musicians, Brubeck was inspired to create an album that deviated from the usual 4/4 time of jazz and experimented in the more exotic styles he experienced abroad. While "Take Five" was not the first jazz composition to use the quintuple meter, it was one of the first in the United States to achieve mainstream significance, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart in 1961, two years after its initial release.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take five in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take five in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Dee:

    Sustainable change will take five to seven years if it happens at all.

  2. Michael Cohen:

    This took five months to get here (cut production) and it'll take five months to get out.

  3. User Ryan Giglio:

    I like that I could take five minutes to do it, and know it will only take five minutes, not thirty, and the message will get through.

Images & Illustrations of take five

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