Noun syncopation has 3 senses
  1. syncope, syncopation - (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    --1 is a kind of articulation
    Derived form: verb syncopate1
  2. syncopation - a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
    --2 is a kind of
    rhythm, beat, musical rhythm
    Derived form: verb syncopate2
  3. syncopation - music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb syncopate2