New word today…
verb: syncopate; 3rd person present: syncopates; past tense: syncopated; past participle: syncopated; gerund or present participle: syncopating
1.displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa.“syncopated dance music”
2.shorten (a word) by dropping sounds or letters in the middle, as in symbology for symbolology, or Gloster for Gloucester.
early 17th century: from late Latin syncopat- ‘affected with syncope’, from the verb syncopare ‘to swoon’ (see syncope).