syncopation

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syncopate +‎ -ion

Noun[edit]

syncopation (usually uncountable, plural syncopations)

  1. (music) The quality of a rhythm being somehow unexpected, in that it deviates from the strict succession of regularly spaced strong and weak beats in a meter
  2. (phonology) The loss of sounds in the middle of a word

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