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syncopation

syn·co·pa·tion

syncopation

 
pronunciation:
sIng k peI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in music or poetry, a shifting of stress from normally accented beats to normally unaccented beats.
definition 2: the contraction of a word by omitting syllables or sounds from the middle; syncope.
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