Definition of Downbeats

1. Noun. (plural of downbeat) ¹



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Definition of Downbeats

1. downbeat [n] - See also: downbeat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downbeats

down to a science
down to the short strokes
down to the wire
down town
down tube
down tubes
down under
down with
down with his apple-cart
downa
downable
downarg
downbear
downbeat
downbeat nystagmus
downbeats (current term)
downbent
downblouse
downbound
downbow
downbows
downburst
downbursts
downcanyon
downcast
downcasted
downcasting
downcasts
downclimb
downclimbed

Literary usage of Downbeats

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1. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"The heart long weighed downbeats with pleasure, Аз gently it springs from the pressure of care ; \nd the eye with the fulness of rapture is brightened To ..."

2. The Art of the Player-piano: A Text-book for Student and Teacher by Sydney Grew (1922)
"The result is that the scherzo moves by emphatic downbeats ; the upward spring of the conductor's baton being immediate, and having no metrical significance ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"By using downbeats with one hand, simultaneously with the orthodox form in the other, he once succeeded, at the Crystal Palace, in keeping under command the ..."

4. Falling from Heights by Chris F. Needham (2007)
"Just remember: the downbeats are as important as the notes. Tempo and intonation come first." Cassidy sighed and changed the subject, having just now ..."

5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"But, in these cases, the downbeats must be employed with extreme caution, and only by very experienced Conductors, since nothing is easier than to throw a ..."

6. Kingdoms of Ahn Daowen: Storms of Espyrea by E. P. Harlow (2007)
"... shadows passed slowly, as the drumming of drafty downbeats sent buckets of leaves down upon the band of six. Stretching into view, a set of four, ..."

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