syn·co·pe /ˈsɪŋkə(ˌ)pi, ˈsɪn-/
syn·co·pe /ˈsɪŋkəpɪ, ˈsɪn-/ 名詞
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. [R.]
Revely, and dance, and show,
Suffer a syncope and solemn pause. --Cowper.
n 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
blood to the brain [syn: faint, swoon, deliquium]
2: (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as
in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle') [syn: syncopation]