Recent Examples of syncopation from the Web
What better sign that summer is around the corner than the sound of syncopation and the taste of rum.
Insistent syncopations, deliberate sonic overloads, whistled melodies, music-box tinklings, jaunty motifs that repeat and trip over themselves—
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First Known Use of syncopation
SYNCOPATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of syncopation for English Language Learners
music : musical rhythm in which stress is given to the weak beats instead of the strong beats
SYNCOPATION Defined for Kids
Definition of syncopation for Students
: an instance of temporarily accenting a normally weak beat in music to vary the rhythm
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