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rag·time
[rag-tahym]
NOUN [MUSIC.]
1.
rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation.
2.
a style of American music having this rhythm, popular from about 1890 to 1915.
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Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity .... The defining characteristic of ragtime music is a specific type of syncopation in which melodic accents occur between metrical beats. This results ...

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Ragtime definition, rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation.

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Define ragtime: rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment in stride-piano style.

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Ragtime's popularity promptly spread to Europe and there, as in America, soon became a fad. It is not easy to define ragtime. Like jazz, another distinctly ...

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Definition of ragtime - a kind of music evolved by black American musicians in the 1890s and played especially on the piano, characterized by a syncopated.

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Define ragtime. ragtime synonyms, ragtime pronunciation, ragtime translation, English dictionary definition of ragtime. n. A style of jazz characterized by ...

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Ragtime definition: Ragtime is a kind of jazz piano music that was invented in America in the early 1900s. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

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A form of syncopated music with a lively melodic line and a steady bass line that was popular from 1890-1920.

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Meaning: "syncopated, jazzy piano music," 1897, perhaps from rag "dance ball" ( 1895, American English dialect), or a shortening of… See more.