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Syncopated   /sˈɪŋkəpˌeɪtɪd/   Listen

Stressing a normally weak beat.

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"Syncopated" Quotes from Famous Books

... they wandered on for an hour; probably from start to finish their flight took up three minutes, no more. Eventually the girl stopped, releasing his hand. He could hear her syncopated breathing before him, and gathered that something was wrong. He took a ...
— The Black Bag • Louis Joseph Vance

... Angelo, Da Vinci, and Titian are destroyed; Las Lanzas remains a testimony to the powers of imaginative reconstruction and architectonic of Velasquez. It is the most complete, the most natural picture in the world. The rhythms of the bristling lances are syncopated by a simple device; they are transposed to another plane of perspective, there in company with a lowered battle standard. The acute rhythms of these spears has given to the picture its title of The Lances, and never was title more appropriate. The picture is at ...
— Promenades of an Impressionist • James Huneker

... others are distinctly stated; Some cometoofast and s o m e t o o s l o w And some are syncopated. And yet no voice—I am sincere— Exists ...
— Tobogganing On Parnassus • Franklin P. Adams

Words linked to "Syncopated" :   rhythmical, rhythmic

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