Ragtime

Ragtime (alternatively spelled rag-time or rag time) is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918. Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or `ragged,` rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of African American communities in St. Louis and New Orleans years before being published as popul.....
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ragtime

[n] - music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
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Ragtime

• (n.) Time characterized by syncopation, as in many negro melodies.
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ragtime

noun music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
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Ragtime

[code name] Ragtime or RAGTIME is the code name of four secret surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States. These programs date back to at least 2002 and were revealed in March 2013 in the book `Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry`, by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady. These special ...
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RagTime

[computer program] RagTime is a computer program primarily used for desktop publishing. The software combines spreadsheet features with word processing and embedded multimedia. Documents created with RagTime can combine within a single file multilingual word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, and programmable objects. The curren...
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Ragtime

[I] Ragtime (I) is the second of three ballets made by New York City Ballet`s co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Igor Stravinsky`s 1918 Ragtime for Eleven Instruments; with scenery by Robert Drew previously used for Lew Christensen`s 1947 work for Ballet Society, Blackface; costumes by Karinska and lighting by David Hays. The ...
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Ragtime

[II] Ragtime (II) is the third ballet made by New York City Ballet`s co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Igor Stravinsky`s Ragtime for Eleven Instruments (1918). The premiere took place on July 15, 1966, at Philharmonic Hall, New York. The first City Ballet performance was on January 17, 1967, at New York State Theater, Lincoln...
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Ragtime

[musical] Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Ea...
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Ragtime

[yacht] Ragtime—one of the world`s fastest racing yachts in the `70s. Ragtime was built in New Zealand in 1963, Ragtime finished first in every race she sailed, and in the early `70s, she came to the world`s attention. Designed in 1965 by John Spencer in New Zealand, and has among the most impressive racing pedigrees’ of any active sail...
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Ragtime

Rag'time` noun (Mus.) Time characterized by syncopation, as in many negro melodies. [ Colloq.]
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Ragtime

A piano style that evolved in the USA during the early 20th Century. Ragtime is a mixture of Afro-American and European influence, and was one of the most important precursors for jazz. Think Scott Joplin.
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Ragtime

Late nineteenth century piano style created by African-Americans, characterized by highly syncopated
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ragtime

propulsively syncopated musical style, one forerunner of jazz and the predominant style of American popular music from about 1899 to 1917. Ragtime ... [4 related articles]
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Ragtime

Ragtime is a style of musical time characterised by syncopation, and common in many Negro melodies.
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Ragtime

Ragtime is slang for disorderly; disreputable.
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ragtime

ragtime: see jazz.
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ragtime

Syncopated music (`ragged time`) in 2/4 rhythm, usually played on piano. It developed in the USA among black musicians in the late 19th century; it was influenced by folk tradition, minstrel shows, and marching bands, and was later incorporated into jazz. Scott Joplin was a leading writer of ragtime pieces, called `rags`
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