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up·beat

 (ŭp′bēt′)
n. Music
1. An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of a measure. Also called anacrusis, pickup.
2. The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.
adj.
1. Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast.
2. Happy; cheerful.
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upbeat

(ˈʌpˌbiːt)
n
1. (Classical Music) music
a. a usually unaccented beat, esp the last in a bar
b. the upward gesture of a conductor's baton indicating this. Compare downbeat
2. an upward trend (in prosperity, etc)
adj
informal marked by cheerfulness or optimism
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up•beat

(ˈʌpˌbit)

n.
1. an unaccented beat in music.
2. the upward stroke with which a conductor indicates such a beat.
adj.
3. optimistic; happy; cheerful.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upbeat - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperousupbeat - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
fool's paradise - an illusory state of wellbeing
health, wellness - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
successfulness, prosperity - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
2.upbeat - an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
musical rhythm, rhythm, beat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
Adj.1.upbeat - pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimisticupbeat - pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
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upbeat

adjective (Informal) cheerful, positive, optimistic, promising, encouraging, looking up, hopeful, favourable, rosy, buoyant, heartening, cheery, forward-looking Neil's colleagues say he was actually in a joking, upbeat mood.
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upbeat

adjective
1. Informal. Expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects:
Idioms: looking on the bright side, looking through rose-colored glasses.
2. Informal. Of a constructive nature:
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Translations

upbeat

[ˈʌpˈbiːt]
A. ADJ (= positive) → optimista
B. N (Mus) → tiempo m débil, tiempo m no acentuado (fig) (in prosperity) → aumento m
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upbeat

[ˈʌpbiːt]
n
(MUSIC)levé m
adj (= optimistic) [person, mood, note, assessment] → optimiste
to be upbeat about sth → être optimiste au sujet de qch
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upbeat

n (Mus) → Auftakt m
adj (inf) (= cheerful)fröhlich; (= optimistic)optimistisch; to be upbeat about somethingüber etw (acc)optimistisch gestimmt sein
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upbeat

[ˈʌpˌbiːt]
1. n (Mus) → tempo in levare; (positive trend) → tendenza al rialzo
2. adj (fam) → ottimistico/a
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