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rag·time

 (răg′tīm′)
n.
A style of jazz characterized by elaborately syncopated rhythm in the melody and a steadily accented accompaniment.

[From rag.]

ragtime

(ˈræɡˌtaɪm)
n
(Jazz) a style of jazz piano music, developed by Scott Joplin around 1900, having a two-four rhythm base and a syncopated melody
[C20: probably from ragged + time]

rag•time

(ˈrægˌtaɪm)

n.
1. rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation.
2. music in ragtime rhythm.
[1895–1900]

ragtime

A style of jazz piano playing with a highly syncopated melody, very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It developed out of black minstrel music and was popularized by the pianist and composer Scott Joplin (1868–1917).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ragtime - music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)ragtime - music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
dance music - music to dance to
Translations

ragtime

[ˈrægtaɪm] N (Mus) → ragtime m
in ragtimesincopado

ragtime

[ˈrægtaɪm] n (= music) → ragtime mrag trade n
the rag trade → la confection

ragtime

[ˈrægˌtaɪm] nragtime m inv
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