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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Something in the syncopated rhythmic movement of their two stroking hands stopped him though.
▪ The next example is the catchy syncopated intro riff taken from the single Teaser.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Syncopate \Syn"co*pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Syncopated; p. pr. & vb. n. Syncopating.] [LL. syncopatus, p. p. of syncopare to syncopate, to swoon. See Syncope.]

  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.''

  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.

  1. 1 (context grammar English) of a word, shortened by syncope 2 (context music English) of a rhythm, modified by syncopation v

  2. (en-past of: syncopate)


adj. stressing a normally weak beat

Usage examples of "syncopated".

Yet, as soon as power was supplied, one of the thin limb stumps that protruded from the rock surface began to vibrate, with a syncopated buzzing.

Now through the rock beneath the groundsheet of his shelter Sabel could hear a subtly syncopated, buzzing vibration, drawing near.

Unable to help myself, forcing my heels into professional clicks, I succumbed to syncopated desire, the skip hidden in the sound of sole against tile.

That syncopated dance back to the Reference Deskelaborate, contrary motioncalled on me to make a deliberate, irrevocable sashay.

However, syncopation of chords is not unknown and, for example, occurs frequently in salsa music, which is a strongly syncopated genre of music.

For example, some genres have complex syncopated rhythms, whereas others have very simple rhythms.

All that he was aware of was the syncopated and irregular thudding of the drum machines that the Shriven had left here.

Kate watched the dancers move about in a wide circle to the syncopated beat of the music.

And the syncopated calls of black-headed geese somewhere beyond his view.