noun break·beat \ˈbrāk-ˌbēt\
variants: or

break beat

Definition of breakbeat

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

Origin and Etymology of breakbeat

2break (solo musical passage)

First Known Use: 1985

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