noun rag·time \ˈrag-ˌtīm\

: a type of lively music that is often played on the piano and that was very popular in the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century

Full Definition of RAGTIME

:  rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment in stride-piano style
:  music having ragtime rhythm

Origin of RAGTIME

probably from ragged + time
First Known Use: 1897
RAGTIME Defined for Kids


noun rag·time \ˈrag-ˌtīm\

Definition of RAGTIME for Kids

:  music that has a lively melody and a steady rhythm like a march


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