American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of jazz characterized by elaborately syncopated rhythm in the melody and a steadily accented accompaniment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, a rhythm or movement that has many irregular accents and jerky inversions of emphasis, similar to those described under Scotch catch or snap. The term appears to have been first used (as an adjective) of negro melodies of the southern United States, but it has been extended indiscriminately to all sorts of popular songs, often of a vulgar character.
- n. music, uncountable A musical form having a rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment.
- n. music, countable A piece of music in this style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) a rhythm with a regular accompaniment in two-four time and a melody characterized by syncopation, first recognized in many negro melodies; also a style of American music in this rhythm.
- n. music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
- From ragged time according to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (Wiktionary)
- From rag4. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Writing ragtime is one of those things that, for me at least, the more you do it, the longer it takes.”
“There was little opportunity for the spirit of the place to return with its quietude and repose, for the man's voice, raised in ragtime song, still dominated the cãnon with possession.”
“He also is an excellent piano player, with a touch for Scott Joplin ragtime tunes, despite taking lessons for only two years.”
“There was little opportunity for the spirit of the place to return with its quietude and repose, for the man's voice, raised in ragtime song, still dominated the canyon with possession.”
“Many discovered pianos and invented a music called ragtime that set millions of white feet dancing.”
“The number of incidents have dropped dramatically compared to the last elite eight game, where police made hundreds of arrests. ha passed by a bar in arlington (VA) called ragtime, which happenned to be the rally point for the WVU faithful.”
“When the new musical form spread out into the country at large over the next few decades, the menstrual meaning was left off, and now 'nobody knows' why it is called 'ragtime'.”
“Think of what an awesome 'ragtime' sic band you could hire for that kinda money.”
“It similarly dispenses with any firm rhyming pattern, relying solely on the assonances contained in "ragtime" and "county line.”
“Dunne and Ryley's musical comedy success, "By the Sad Sea Waves," which he helped write and stage, introducing "ragtime," now known as "Jazz," to America in nearly every city of over 5,000 population.”
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