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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
syncopationsyn‧co‧pa‧tion /ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  APMa rhythm in a line of music in which the beats that are usually weak are emphasized
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syncopationIn another context it becomes syncopation and swing.Fingers drummed on his puffed-out cheeks, his tongue clicked in syncopation, eyes bulged.On the latter, she developed a delightful staccato syncopation by regularly hitting the offbeat.As in boogie-woogie, the basic vocal syncopation and cross-rhythm.
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