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A style of jazz characterized by elaborately syncopated rhythm in the melody and a steadily accented accompaniment.
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(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]
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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.
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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).
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ragtime[ˈrægˌtaɪm] n → ragtime m inv
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