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1. downbeat

noun. ['daʊnˈbiːt'] the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward).

Synonyms

  • beat
  • rhythm

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist

Etymology

  • beat (English)
  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • down- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Downbeat

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Example sentences of the word downbeat


1. Noun, singular or mass
Start with your left foot and begin stepping in place to the downbeat.

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