What does downbeat mean?

Definitions for downbeatˈdaʊnˌbit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. downbeat(noun)

    the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)


  1. downbeat(Noun)

    The accented beat at the beginning of a bar (indicated by a conductor with a downward stroke)

  2. downbeat(Adjective)

    sad or pessimistic

Anagrams for downbeat »

  1. beatdown, beat down

  2. Beat down

  3. Beatdown


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downbeat in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downbeat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matt Smith:

    The Greece debt debate is clobbering the euro, kiboshing a rally in crude, rumblings of an impending rise in Saudi production is also providing a downbeat end to the week.

  2. Yu Guoxiang:

    Some investors are buying blue chips again after their recent falls, helping offset the downbeat mood from overseas markets, the prospect of pension fund entering the market also gives some psychological support.

  3. Andy Hall:

    The market is forward looking, and it is becoming increasingly evident that supply and demand are coming into balance - notwithstanding the still extremely downbeat forecasts being published by agencies like the EIA and IEA.

  4. 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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