downbeat

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down- +‎ beat

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downbeat (plural downbeats)

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

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downbeat (comparative more downbeat, superlative most downbeat)

  1. sad or pessimistic
    He sounded downbeat when asked about his future plans.

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