syncopate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin syncopātus, past particple of syncopō, from Late Latin syncopa, from Ancient Greek σύν (sún, with) + κόπτω (kóptō, cut)

Verb[edit]

syncopate (third-person singular simple present syncopates, present participle syncopating, simple past and past participle syncopated)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) to omit a sound or a letter from a word; to use syncope
  2. (transitive, music) to stress or accentuate the weak beat of a rhythm; to use syncopation

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