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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.

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

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]
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"

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.

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:
Translations

upbeat

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

upbeat

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

upbeat

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

upbeat

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