music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
- A funny answer might dry her up for a short time.
- I had been dancing the whole time in this silly costume.
- When he played the old mandolin it would carry us back to a cheerful, happier time in our lives.
- During my junior school time, when all of us were just carefree little children, none of us had ever thought about how to deal with troubles around us.