Ragtime: Word of the Day

Ragtime, n.

Rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation.

An old favorite song is “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”

Alternate usage:

When a musician’s clothing is all worn out, it’s ragtime.

How will you use ragtime in a sentence today?


One response to “Ragtime: Word of the Day

  1. “Unless the economy turns around we may be walking in ragtime”, said the news analyst..

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