Definition for SYN'CO-PATE

SYN'CO-PATE, v.t. [See Syncope.]

  1. To contract, as a word, by taking one or more fetters or syllables from the middle.
  2. In music, to prolong a note begun on the unaccented part of a bar, to the accented part of the next bar; or to connect the last note of a bar with the first of the following; or to end a note in one part, in the middle of a note of another part.

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