afterbeat (plural afterbeats)
- (music) A secondary, weaker half of a musical beat.
1989, Leonard B. Meyer, Style and music: theory, history, and ideology:
- He does so by giving the first structural tone an afterbeat comparable to that which follows the second structural tone.
- 2007, Michael Campbell, James Brody, ROCK AND ROLL: AN INTRODUCTION:
- The most distinctive rhythmic feature of ska is a strong afterbeat: a strong, crisp chunk on the latter part of each beat.