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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
تَرْخيم الكَلام
synkopa
synkopering
synkooppi
szinkópaszinkopálás
áherslutilfærslur
synkopa
ritmik yapma

syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən] Nsíncopa f
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syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən] n (MUSIC)rythmes mpl syncopés
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syncopation

nSynkope f; (= act)Synkopierung f
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syncopation

[ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃn] n (Mus) → sincope f
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syncopate

(ˈsiŋkəpeit) verb
to alter the rhythm of (music) by putting the accent on beats not usually accented.
ˌsyncoˈpation noun
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There are several things that make jazz "jazzy"--ii-V-I chord progressions, circle of 5ths motion (backwards), syncopation, offbeat accents and non-triadic chord tones (color notes).
Book 2, for intermediate pianists, contains eight pieces, almost all three pages long and characterized by greater use of dotted rhythms and syncopation, wider ranging melodic and accompaniment patterns, longer ternary forms with more florid melodic variation, and unexpected modulations.
In fact, it encourages improvisation, and worms with a twitch may easily affect syncopation (inching to a different drummer, so to speak).
The company's style is contemporary Spanish dance, rather than pure flamenco--full of jazzy sinuosity, syncopation and angles.
Crucial to this is the jazzy drumming of Neil Bullock which gives a fantastic syncopation to the vertical melodies of the three-piece.
Trager was movement without pain." The work also fed her choreography: "When my body felt good, I could do all kinds of phrasing and rhythmic syncopation."
The level might be considered advancing intermediate for a performer who is comfortable with swing style and jazz syncopation, both of which are prevalent throughout and neither of which is explained or defined.
Their movements have a likable jazzy syncopation, a bit of relaxed jive.
Besides the usual swing rhythm and syncopation, we find grace notes, triplet quarters, the shake/tremolo, mixed meters and an extensive use of the walking bass line.
Some syncopation and ties could be a bit problematic to a young inexperienced student; however, these rhythms add interest and character to the works.
The quartet of male dancers, echoing the quartet in Agon, leaped and darted in unison and in syncopation like a flock of birds.
12." Book 3 is for intermediate students and includes original pop songs and folk songs from Russia and China, which use challenging syncopation, legato thirds and 5/4 meter.