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DOWNBEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does downbeat mean? 

DOWNBEAT (noun)
  The noun DOWNBEAT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: DOWNBEAT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOWNBEAT (noun)


Sense 1downbeat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("downbeat" is a kind of...):

beat; musical rhythm; rhythm (the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music)


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