What does upbeat mean?

Definitions for upbeatˈʌpˌbit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upbeat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia(noun)

    a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

    "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"

  2. upbeat, offbeat(adj)

    an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

  3. cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeat(adj)

    pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic


  1. upbeat(Noun)

    An unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase.

  2. upbeat(Adjective)

    Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat.

    The notes are easy, but it's an upbeat tune and should be played fairly quickly.

  3. upbeat(Adjective)

    Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.

    Though he had bad news, he ended with an upbeat forecast for the future.

Anagrams for upbeat »

  1. beat up, beat-up


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upbeat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upbeat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lewis Sturdy:

    After coming across less upbeat in the last two quarters, shareholders should be pleased with the performance over the full year.

  2. Mark Hinshaw:

    The mood in town is very upbeat. It's busy with people and you can just feel the positive energy, it's all moving full steam ahead.

  3. Van Etten:

    I only write when I am in a dark place. So writing naturally lifts me out of that place so I can be the positive, upbeat person I naturally am when I have my outlet.

  4. Christine Lagarde:

    Should lower oil prices and a stronger recovery in the United States make us more upbeat about the prospects for the global economy? the answer is most likely 'No.'.

  5. Andreas Bilicki:

    Doppel, as it stands, delivers two separate rhythms -- one high and one low. The high rhythm essentially delivers a rhythm which is higher than your resting heartbeat, and the lower one which is lower. And it works in a very similar way as to when you listen to upbeat or downbeat music. So, in the same way that upbeat music can excite you or bring you up, make you more alert; doppel does this. And it does the same thing with the downbeat tempo which you feel calming you down and even helping you into sleep.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • upbeatDanish
  • heiter und zuversichtlich gestimmt, Auftakt, optimistisch, fröhlich, peppigGerman
  • αισιόδοξηGreek
  • optimistaSpanish
  • nopeatempoinen, optimistinen, myönteinen, nopea, toiveikasFinnish
  • levareItalian
  • quae duplamLatin
  • upbeatNorwegian
  • бодрый, жизнерадостныйRussian
  • upptempo, uppspelt, munter, uppåt, positiv, livad, pigg, upprymdSwedish
  • vurgusuz tempolu, iyimser, vurgusuz tempo, neşeliTurkish

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