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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.
1. Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast.
2. Happy; cheerful.
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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)
informal marked by cheerfulness or optimism
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1. an unaccented beat in music.
2. the upward stroke with which a conductor indicates such a beat.adj.
3. optimistic; happy; cheerful.
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|Noun||1.||upbeat - 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"
|2.||upbeat - an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)|
|Adj.||1.||upbeat - 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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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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1. Informal. Expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects:
Idioms: looking on the bright side, looking through rose-colored glasses.
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A. ADJ (= positive) → optimista
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(MUSIC) → levé m
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n (Mus) → Auftakt m
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2. adj (fam) → ottimistico/a
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