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Related to syncopated: Syncopated rhythm
tr.v. syn·co·pat·ed, syn·co·pat·ing, syn·co·pates
1. Grammar To shorten (a word) by syncope.
2. Music To modify (rhythm) by syncopation.
[Late Latin syncopāre, syncopāt-, from syncopē, syncope; see syncope.]
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1. (Music, other) music (of a beat, rhythm, note, etc) modified or treated by syncopation
2. (Linguistics) linguistics (of a word) shortened by the omission of sounds or letters from the middle
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|Adj.||1.||syncopated - stressing a normally weak beat|
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syncopated[ˈsɪŋkəpeɪtɪd] adj → syncopé(e)
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