breakbeat

noun
break·​beat | \ ˈbrāk-ˌbēt How to pronounce breakbeat (audio) \
variants: or break beat

Definition of breakbeat

: a repetitive drum pattern in hip-hop and dance music also : music based on breakbeats

First Known Use of breakbeat

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for breakbeat

break entry 2 (solo musical passage)

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The first known use of breakbeat was in 1985

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“Breakbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakbeat. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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