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Meaning of SYNCOPATION

Pronunciation:  `singku'peyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
  2. [n]  music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm
  3. [n]  a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
 

SYNCOPATION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: syncope
 
 See Also: articulation, beat, music, musical rhythm, rhythm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syn`co*pa"tion\, n.
1. (Gram.) The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word
   by taking one or more letters or syllables from the
   middle; syncope.

2. (Mus.) The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of
   rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in
   welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the
   first half of the beat which follows.

 

 

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