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Definition of Ragtime


  1. Time characterized by syncopation, as in many melodies.

Ragtime Quotations

Ragtime was my lullaby.
Hoagy Carmichael

It is never right to play ragtime fast.
Scott Joplin

Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century.
Russell Lynes

Ragtime has about the same amount of respect as comics. And in a way they're similar art forms. Ragtime is highly compositional, and the emotion in the music is built in, whereas in jazz a lot of that emotion comes from the way it's performed.
Chris Ware

My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest.
James Weldon Johnson
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Ragtime Translations

ragtime in German is Ragtime
ragtime in Hungarian is ragtime