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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To shift the accent in music by putting the beat in a normally unaccented place.

Usage examples (15)
  • Jazz musicians learn to syncopate the beat while improvising.
  • syncopate a word
  • I mean, I think the way that he said to me is like ` You know, wouldn't it be great if you could syncopate Bartok? '
  • You enter through that wall, and they'll have a wall of water, and they're going to try to syncopate it to the actual rhythm of Dr. King's voice. for more
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