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syncopation
from Mozart's
Symphony No. 25

syn·co·pa·tion

 (sĭng′kə-pā′shən, sĭn′-)
n.
1. Music A shift of accent in a passage or composition that occurs when a normally weak beat is stressed.
2. Something, such as rhythm, that is syncopated.
3. Grammar Syncope.

syncopation

(ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən)
n
1. (Music, other) music
a. the displacement of the usual rhythmic accent away from a strong beat onto a weak beat
b. a note, beat, rhythm, etc, produced by syncopation
2. (Linguistics) another word for syncope2

syn•co•pa•tion

(ˌsɪŋ kəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌsɪn-)

n.
1. a shifting of a normal musical accent, usu. by stressing the normally unaccented beats.
2. something, as a rhythm or a passage of music, that is syncopated.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syncopation - (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
phonemics, phonology - the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
2.syncopation - a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
musical rhythm, rhythm, beat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
3.syncopation - music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations
تَرْخيم الكَلام
synkopa
synkopering
synkooppi
szinkópaszinkopálás
áherslutilfærslur
synkopa
ritmik yapma

syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən] Nsíncopa f

syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən] n (MUSIC)rythmes mpl syncopés

syncopation

nSynkope f; (= act)Synkopierung f

syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃn] n (Mus) → sincope f

syncopate

(ˈsiŋkəpeit) verb
to alter the rhythm of (music) by putting the accent on beats not usually accented.
ˌsyncoˈpation noun
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