Syncopation



noun
1.
Music. a shifting of the normal accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats.
2.
something, as a rhythm or a passage of music, that is syncopated.
3.
Also called counterpoint, counterpoint rhythm. Prosody. the use of rhetorical stress at variance with the metrical stress of a line of verse, as the stress on and and of in Come praise Colonus’ horses and come praise/The wine-dark of the wood’s intricacies.
4.
Grammar. syncope.
noun
1.
(music)

the displacement of the usual rhythmic accent away from a strong beat onto a weak beat
a note, beat, rhythm, etc, produced by syncopation

2.
another word for syncope (sense 2)

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