un·​syn·​co·​pat·​ed | \ ən-ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌpā-təd How to pronounce unsyncopated (audio) , -ˈsin- \

Definition of unsyncopated

: not modified or affected by syncopation (as to stress a lesser beat or interrupt a rhythm) : not syncopated The songs assemble themselves methodically. A beat, from Daniel Franz on drums, that might be as rudimentary as a tapped tambourine. An unsyncopated, repeating chord or two from Ms. Legrand.— Jon Pareles, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2011

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First Known Use of unsyncopated

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsyncopated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsyncopated. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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