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syncopated

adjective uk   /ˈsɪŋ.kə.peɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
(of a tune) having a rhythm in which strong notes are not on the beat: syncopated jazz rhythmsTechnical music terms
syncopation
noun [U] uk   /ˌsɪŋ.kəˈpeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Technical music terms
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