Definition of syncopation in English:

syncopation

noun

  • See syncopate

    • ‘With its syncopations and constantly changing time signatures, the composition is a rare hybrid that sounds familiar in places and then twists and turns into something wholly original.’
    • ‘These are best listened to in dim lights, but are just fab anytime - fantastic harmonies and syncopations.’
    • ‘They then created the mambo rhythm by blending an African-influenced syncopation of the danzon (a Cuban musical and dance form) with North American instrumentation and harmony elements of Son.’
    • ‘The syncopations available through this electro-extension were captivating, though Kim's performance was unfortunately marred by the multiple technical failures.’
    • ‘Over and over again the song was played until the syncopations of her voice induced a sort of trance.’

Pronunciation

syncopation

/ˌsiNGkəˈpāSH(ə)n//ˌsɪŋkəˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/