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Noun: syncopation  ,sing-ku'pey-shun
  1. (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in 'fo'c'sle' for 'forecastle')
    - syncope
  2. A musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
  3. (music) music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm

Derived forms: syncopations

Type of: articulation, beat, music, musical rhythm, rhythm

Encyclopedia: Syncopation