word of the day :: syncopated

syncopated
[sing-kuh-pey-tid, sin-]

adjective
1. marked by syncopation: syncopated rhythm.
2. cut short; abbreviated.

Origin
1655-65; < LL syncopāt ( us ) ( see syncopate) + -ed2

“Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
I heard a Negro play.

Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light.”
~ Langston Hughes ~
Poet

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Creative freelancer living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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