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

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsyncopated was in 1888

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“Unsyncopated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsyncopated. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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