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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
References in classic literature ?
There was little opportunity for the spirit of the place to return with its quietude and repose, for the man's voice, raised in ragtime song, still dominated the canyon with possession.
Of American cocktails he had a fair working knowledge, and he appreciated ragtime.
Doctorow, connu pour ses fictions historiques, dont [beaucoup moins que] Ragtime [beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que] Billy Bathgate [beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que] The March [beaucoup plus grand que], est decede mardi dernier a l'age de 84 ans, a annonce le New York Times.
The season begins in September with the record-breaking Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage, followed by the beloved classic Sondheim musical and recent box-office hit Into the Woods, as well as Ragtime, Grease, and the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit.
He published his first song, Marie From Sunny Italy, in 1907 at the age of 19 and had his first major international hit, Alexander's Ragtime Band, in 1911.
which seems to have crystallized with the creation of his unforgettable hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911).
Norman Thatcher's Ragtime Band @ Cafe Jazz at Sandringham Hotel, Cardiff (Tuesday) * WE don't know who Norman Thatcher is, but we love the fact that someone with such a beige name should decide to start his own ragtime jazz band.
It was too late to think of going so far and, as Ragtime and Seth were going down the hill, we decided to walk as far as the Garth Farm with them.
Since her celebrity miniature horse Ragtime died two years ago, Patty Fairchild has been hospitalized 28 times.
Ragtime is a much more sophisticated mixture of fact and fiction.
Ragtime music, Herb Block's editorial cartoons and Pakistani theatre are among the resources recently added to the federally supported Web site http://free.
At the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association conference in October, Stewart judged the MTNA Senior Piano Competition, gave a keynote speech and gave a ragtime piano session.