big beat

noun, often capitalized both Bs

Definition of big beat

: music (such as rock) characterized by a heavy persistent beat

Examples of big beat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most striking was the release of his eighth album Fuse, the lively big beat twist on country-pop that came out in 2013. Poppy Reid, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2021 Sportswear behemoth Nike had one heckuva week last week, climbing more than 20% after releasing a big beat on Thursday after the bell, plus delivering a sterling sales forecast that could push its top line over $50 billion this year. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 28 June 2021 Throughout the ‘90s, the U.K.’s big beat scene carried on the party-starting legacy that expanded in the house and techno scenes of New York, Chicago, and Detroit during the '80s. Patrick Lyons, Billboard, 12 Mar. 2021 Britain's big beat heroes The Chemical Brothers liked it, incorporating the song's upbeat robotic snarl into their live shows. Kat Bein, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2021 The Chemical Brothers Pioneers of big beat and an electronic act with commercial success. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 6 Jan. 2021 His sophomore album, Planet's Mad, is a wild rush conceptual piece that explores the '00s-era big beat and French touch sounds the producer born Harry Rodriguez favored in youth. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 17 Dec. 2020 Livingston dives into the ball scene of 1980s New York with an anthropologist’s eye and a big beating heart. Katie Walsh,, 3 July 2019 The intro’s heartbeat rhythm explodes into a blaring arena-pop chorus, each layer of big beat percussion and soaring backing vocals upping the cinematic stakes. Chris Payne, Billboard, 26 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of big beat

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Big beat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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