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See also: up-beat
- Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat.
- The notes are easy, but it's an upbeat tune and should be played fairly quickly.
- Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.
- Though he had bad news, he ended with an upbeat forecast for the future.
- He sounded upbeat when I talked to him.
- 2022 August 24, Steve Murphy tells Paul Stephen, “Rail + property: a winning combination”, in RAIL, number 964, page 48:
- But Murphy remains upbeat about the longer-term prospect of recovery and a resumption of the record growth in passenger volumes experienced in the UK in the two decades following privatisation.
- (optimistic): downbeat
Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat
Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.
upbeat (plural upbeats)
- An unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase.
- The conductor said: I give you three beats for nothing and then you come in on the upbeat.
unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase