Definition of ragtime noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ragtime

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BrE BrE//ˈræɡtaɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡtaɪm//
 
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an early form of jazz, especially for the piano, first played by African American musicians in the early 1900s Culture Ragtime is played with a strong rhythm which is 'ragged', i.e. not regular. Pieces of ragtime music are often called rags. The most famous ragtime musicians were 'Jelly Roll'Morton and Scott Joplin. Word Originprobably from rag sense 3 + time.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ragtime

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