Syncopating
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.'' [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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