Syncopate

Definition of Syncopate

Syn´co`pate
v. t.1.(Gram.) To contract, as a word, by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; as, "Gloster" is a syncopated form of "Gloucester."
[imp. & p. p. Syncopated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Syncopating.]
2.(Mus.) To commence, as a tone, on an unaccented part of a measure, and continue it into the following accented part, so that the accent is driven back upon the weak part and the rhythm drags.

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