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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 ?
Of American cocktails he had a fair working knowledge, and he appreciated ragtime.
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.
Particularly heartbreaking are Nathaniel Stampley as the ragtime musician Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
Under the name From Rag Time to Jazz, the quintet will present an evening of jazz and ragtime music to the Paphos crowd on Saturday.
Coon songs in the late 1890s often were associated with cakewalks and ragtime, and shortly before World War I ragtime was itself associated with jazz and, to some extent, with blues.
They are entitled, When Ragtime Was Young, When the Ragtime Kid Grew Old, Short Pieces, Brun Campbell: An Appreciation, and Recalibrating Brun: The 1940s Musical Composition by Richard Egan.
Rap is likely to take its place in Broadway music but not transform it, because for all of its glories, rap offers more limited dramatic possibilities than ragtime, jazz, or even rock.
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.
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 would be another 10 years before I read Ragtime by E.