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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle'); A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.

Usage examples (30)
  • For musicians, syncope is a rhythmic form that subverts the order of stress in the bar and puts stress on what is regularly unstressed.
  • Some symptoms St. Jude cited include a sudden loss of consciousness called syncope, palpitations and shortness of breath.
  • The above is a classic presentation of syncope, which is defined as a transient, self-correcting loss of responsiveness and postural tone.
  • Death, he said, was the result of "syncope," or a dramatic drop in blood pressure. for more
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