Definitions for "Syncopation"
The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the first half of the beat which follows.
A shifting of a normal musical accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats.
A rhythmic effect created by placing emphasis on on unexpected beats. For example, a piece that is written in groups of four beats per measure would normally place the emphasis on the first and third: 4. A syncopated passage emphasizes the second and fourth beats: 1 .
(phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; syncope.