Meaning of “ragtime” in the English Dictionary

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"ragtime" in British English

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ragtimenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈræɡ.taɪm/ us /ˈræɡ.taɪm/

a type of popular music, developed by African American musicians in the early 1900s, with tunes that are not on regular beats

(Definition of “ragtime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ragtime" in American English

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ragtimenoun [ U ]

us /ˈræɡˌtɑɪm/

a type of popular music, developed about 1900, with a strong beat

(Definition of “ragtime” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)