breakbeat

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up breakbeat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!