Scotch snap


noun

music a rhythmic pattern consisting of a short note followed by a long oneAlso called: Scotch catch

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Word Origin for Scotch snap

C19: so named because it is characteristic of, though not exclusive to, Scottish dance music, esp that for strathspeys
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