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English noun: syncopation

1. syncopation (communication) (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')


Broader (hypernym)articulation

Domain categoryphonemics, phonology

2. syncopation (communication) a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat

Broader (hypernym)beat, musical rhythm, rhythm

3. syncopation (communication) music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm

Broader (hypernym)music

Domain categorymusic

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