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EtymologyEdit

Late Latin syncope, from Ancient Greek συγκοπή (sunkopḗ), from σύν (sún) + κόπτω (kóptō, strike, cut off).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋkəpi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: syn‧co‧pe

NounEdit

syncope (countable and uncountable, plural syncopes)

  1. (medicine) A loss of consciousness when someone faints, a swoon.
    • 1973 Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
      the rapidly-whitening face, the miserable fixed smile, meant a syncope within the next few bars.
  2. (prosody, phonology) The loss or elision of a sound from the interior of a word, for example by changing cannot to can't, never to ne'er, or the pronunciation of the -cester ending in placenames as -ster (for example, Leicester).
  3. (music) A missed beat or off-beat stress in music resulting in syncopation.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek συγκοπή (sunkopḗ).

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NounEdit

syncope f (plural syncopes)

  1. syncope, fainting
  2. (phonetics) syncope
    Antonyms: aphérèse, apocope, procope
  3. (music) syncope

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NounEdit

syncope f (plural syncopes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of síncope (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).