world beat


Definition of world beat

: world music usually hyphenated when used attributively

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When the adults in their world beat each other up, Elena and Lila look on in open fascination. Anna North, Vox, "My Brilliant Friend pulls back the curtain on women’s lives. What it reveals is dark and violent.," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of world beat

1984, in the meaning defined above

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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