[ US /ˈɹæɡˌtaɪm/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈæɡta‍ɪm/ ]
  1. music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
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How To Use ragtime In A Sentence

  • The instrumentals are clean and crisp, nicely showcasing Parker's mixture of chamber music and ragtime.
  • Scott Joplin is regarded as the pre-eminent composer of ragtime compositions.
  • The mood in their haunted honky-tonk runs from lugubrious laments to boisterous boogies, drawing in touches of ragtime, country, blues and cabaret.
  • Her solos are reminiscent of Wally Rose's lilting ragtime sides on the first Watters Jazzman records in 1941.
  • About the street one now more often hears ragtime hummed than an old tribal song,’ she continued.
  • From the ‘sorrow songs’ to ragtime to the spirituals and the blues to jazz and gospel, black music has provided for the African American writer a springboard into culture and the contemporary experience.
  • As Joplin famously noted of all his compositions, "It is never right to play 'ragtime' fast," while his concert waltz "Bethena" adds the direction "cantabile" - "as if singing. NPR Topics: News
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band is pure corn but rather tasty all the same.
  • The emotions rise from the subtext and take center-stage in rousing number after number until my ability to respond to rousing music kind of numbed out -- although that may have been because I found the music bland -- except for those based most directly on actual ragtime, which were much fresher than the over-wrought ballads and anthems of the rest. Ragtime
  • I'm not just talking ragtime here, soldier," John assured him. T2®: THE FUTURE WAR
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