Reason for Adventure
sing-kuh–pey-shuhn, sin-kuh-pey-shuh n
variance with the metrical stress of a line of verse, as the stress on and and of in
Come praise Colonus’ horsesand come praise/The wine-dark of the wood’s intricacies.
a. The displacement of the usual rhythmic accent away from a strong beat onto a weak beat
b. a note, beat, rhythm, etc, produced by syncopation
Online Etymology Dictionary Information
syncopation (n.)1530s, “contraction of a word by omission of middle sounds,” from Medieval Latin syncopationem (nominative syncopatio) “a shortening or contraction,” from past participle stem of syncopare “to shorten,” also “to faint away, to swoon,” from Late Latin syncope (see syncope). Musical sense is attested from 1590s.
Harper, D. (2014). Online etymology dictionary. Retrieved June 09, 2014 from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=syncopation&allowed_in_frame=0