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Syncope

Syn´co`pe
n.1.(Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters or syllables from the middle of a word; as, ne'er for never, ev'ry for every.
2.(Mus.) Same as Syncopation.
3.(Med.) A fainting, or swooning. See Fainting.
4.A pause or cessation; suspension.
Revely, and dance, and show,
Suffer a syncope and solemn pause.
- Cowper.
Noun1.syncope - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
Synonyms: deliquium, faint, swoon
2.syncope - (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
Synonyms: syncopation
KO, abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, andante tempo, apocope, aposiopesis, beat, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, clipping, coma, compound time, compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, crasis, curtailment, cutting, duple time, elision, ellipsis, epitome, faint, foreshortening, grayout, kayo, knockout, largo, lipothymia, lipothymy, march tempo, mixed times, nirvana, nirvana principle, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, precis, presto, pruning, rag, ragtime, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, rubato, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sextuple time, shortening, simple time, sleep, stupor, summary, summation, swoon, syncopation, syneresis, synopsis, telescoping, tempo, tempo rubato, three-quarter time, time, time pattern, timing, triple time, triplet, truncation, two-four time, unconsciousness, waltz time
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