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upbeat

up·beat

upbeat

 
pronunciation:
uhp bit
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: in music, an unaccented beat, esp. before a downbeat, or the upward movement of a conductor's arm used to indicate this beat.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) optimistic and cheery.
feeling upbeat about the future
antonyms:
pessimistic
similar words:
sanguine
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