Ragtime Definition

răgtīm
noun
A type of American music, mostly composed but sometimes improvised, popular from about 1890 to 1920 and characterized by strong syncopation in even time: it was influential in the development of jazz.
Webster's New World
Its syncopated rhythm.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Ragtime

Noun

Singular:
ragtime
Plural:
ragtimes

Origin of Ragtime

  • From ragged time according to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz

    From Wiktionary

  • From rag

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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