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1upbeat

noun up·beat \ˈəp-ˌbēt\

Definition of UPBEAT

1
:  an unaccented beat or portion of a beat in a musical measure; specifically :  the last beat of the measure
2
:  an increase in activity or prosperity <business that is on the upbeat>
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First Known Use of UPBEAT

1869

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2upbeat

adjective

: positive and cheerful : happy and hopeful

UPBEAT Defined for Kids

1upbeat

noun up·beat \ˈəp-ˌbēt\

Definition of UPBEAT for Kids

:  a beat in music that is not accented and especially one just before a downbeat

2upbeat

adjective

Definition of UPBEAT for Kids

:  cheerful and positive <an upbeat story>

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