syncopate

[sing-kuh-peyt, sin-]
verb (used with object), syncopated, syncopating.
1.
Music.
a.
to place (the accents) on beats that are normally unaccented.
b.
to treat (a passage, piece, etc.) in this way.
2.
Grammar. to contract (a word) by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in reducing Gloucester to Gloster.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Medieval Latin syncopātus (past participle of syncopāre to shorten by syncope). See syncope, -ate1

syncopator, noun
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syncopate (ˈsɪŋkəˌpeɪt)
 
vb
1.  music to modify or treat (a beat, rhythm, note, etc) by syncopation
2.  to shorten (a word) by omitting sounds or letters from the middle
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin syncopāre to omit a letter or syllable, from Late Latin syncopasyncope]
 
'syncopator
 
n

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What had swung before began to stutter and syncopate in ways that felt both ancient and completely new.
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