Scotch snap

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Scotch snap

n
(Music, other) music a rhythmic pattern consisting of a short note followed by a long one. Also called: Scotch catch
[C19: so named because it is characteristic of, though not exclusive to, Scottish dance music, esp that for strathspeys]
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The Lombard rhythms in the accompaniment here are among a number of refinements that Jacobs introduces from the Dresden parts; Thomas follows more closely the autograph score.