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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rhythm in a line of music in which the beats that are usually weak are emphasized.

Usage examples (36)
  • Much jazz music uses syncopation.
  • When the syncopation is a suspension or retardation, it is treated the same as in harmony.
  • The result is a conflict of rhythms, a kind of syncopation, which produces a very pleasing variant of the formal rhythm.
  • Is it about syncopation, blue notes, improvisation? for more
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