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  • noun Plural form of ragtime.


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  • Meanwhile, whether the ladies and gentlemen in the restaurants will soon be preferring sentimental waltz-tunes to flippant ragtimes is a question on which I cannot pretend to an opinion.

    Since Cézanne

  • We were tired of halls and revues; the theatres had started work; there was nothing left but to sit in beer-cellars and listen to dreary bands playing ragtimes and bilious waltzes.

    Nights in London

  • When Mr. Fleming drew up his programme, he knew the audience for whom he was catering, and did not fill it entirely with coon songs and ragtimes.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl

  • But there are more dangerous influences than ragtimes waiting for people brought up in ignorance of fine art.

    Treatise on Parents and Children

  • If they had learnt what can be done with syncopation from Beethoven's third Leonora overture, they would enjoy the ragtimes all the more; but they would put them in their proper place as amusing vulgarities.

    Treatise on Parents and Children

  • Just at present our young people are going mad over ragtimes, apparently because syncopated rhythms are new to them.

    Treatise on Parents and Children

  • "From boyhood to manhood he has remained with the Colorado (Texas) band as one of its most efficient members, composing in his leisure moments, marches, ragtimes, waltzes, song and dance schottisches, etc.

    The Merry-Go-Round


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