Meaning of syncopation
Pronunciation: (sing"ku-pā'shun, sin"-), [key]
- a shifting of the normal accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats.
- something, as a rhythm or a passage of music, that is syncopated.
- Also calledthe 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.
- syncopation (Thesaurus)