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Meaning of DOWNBEAT

Pronunciation:  'dawn`beet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
 

DOWNBEAT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: beat, musical rhythm, rhythm

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arsis, bar beat, beat, bout, Cassandra-like, Cassandran, Cassandrian, circle, circuit, course, cycle, cynical, defeatist, diastole, dismal, gloomy, negative, negativistic, nihilistic, offbeat, pessimist, pessimistic, pulsation, pulse, revolution, rotation, round, series, spell, systole, thesis, throb, turn, uncheerful, upbeat, wheel
 

 

 

 

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