Definitions for upbeatˈʌpˌbit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•beatˈʌpˌbit(n.)

  1. an unaccented beat in music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. the upward stroke with which a conductor indicates such a beat.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (adj.)optimistic; happy; cheerful.

Origin of upbeat:

1865–70

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. upbeat(adjective)ˈʌpˌbit

    happy in attitude or mood

    an upbeat performance; He sounded upbeat on the phone.

Wiktionary

  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.

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