To us, it is the contemporary sound through which new and old truths explode in syncopated revelation.
The "time-step" and "break" must be perfectly timed to the syncopated rhythm.
If you can set his work to syncopated time he seems never to tire of it.
Notes occurring an entire beat of the prescribed time are, when syncopated, to be played between the beats.
Every voice was independent, and syncopated as were the rhythms.
A tumult of voices leaped out to him when she opened the door—a lilting crash of syncopated melody.
It was the same tune, curious, syncopated and piercing the night shrilly.
When the syncopated note belongs to the harmony of the measure, it may be left by a skip or stepwise progression.
Tollan is but a syncopated form of Tonatlan, the Place of the Sun.
As he drifted away on a sea of syncopated bliss, the car, subconsciously driven, closed upon the marching 26 minstrels.
c.1600, from Late Latin syncopatus, past participle of syncopare "to shorten," also "to faint away, to swoon," from Late Latin syncope (see syncope). Originally "to shorten words by omitting syllables or letters in the middle;" musical sense is from 1660s. Related: Syncopated; syncopating.