He moved slowly, painfully, one leg striking the pavement in syncopation, for it was sadly crippled by disease.
And over all the American jazz music boomed and whanged its syncopation.
Certainly she "leaves out" with the boldest of them: here is syncopation if you like it.
Are you in favour of the establishment of a Ministry for the Control of syncopation?
One may do worse than compare it with the Syrian syncopation of and ' in Bion's Adonis.
The result is an effect of syncopation which is peculiarly forceful.
His heart beat with syncopation when he rose at the first note of music.
Formally its distinctive characteristic is the familiar one—syncopation.
The purpose of the time step is to get the syncopation into the dancing step, and establish the "tempo" of the dance.
In other words, the character of language rhythm is determined by the relative proportion of coincidence and syncopation.
1530s, "contraction of a word by omission of middle sounds," from Medieval Latin syncopationem (nominative syncopatio) "a shortening or contraction," from syncopare "to shorten," also "to faint away, to swoon," from Late Latin syncope (see syncope). Musical sense is attested from 1590s.