noun. ['ˈbiːts'] a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop).
- beat generation
- youth subculture
- stand still
Words that Rhyme with Beats
Example sentences of the word beats
1. Noun, plural
This lets the musicians know how many beats are in the measure and what kind of beats they are.
2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Nothing beats the flavor of charred pork or beef cooked just right.
Quotes containing the word beats
1. Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
2. Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place.
- William C. Bryant
3. The past beats inside me like a second heart.
- John Banville, The Sea