ragtime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from ragged +‎ time, in reference to its heavy use of syncopation,[1] or from rag, an American dialect term for a dance ball.[2]

Noun[edit]

ragtime (countable and uncountable, plural ragtimes)

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  1. (music, uncountable) A musical form having a rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment.
  2. (music, countable) A piece of music in this style.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry Kernfield (1988) The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, page unknown
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “ragtime”, in Online Etymology Dictionary: “17 November 2017”.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English ragtime.

Noun[edit]

ragtime n (plural ragtime-uri)

  1. ragtime

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