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up·beat

upbeat

 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: uhp bit
definition: (informal) optimistic and cheery.
The story gave me an upbeat feeling about the future.The tone of her recent letter was much more upbeat than in her last.
antonyms:
pessimistic
similar words:
sanguine
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhp bit
definition: in music, an unaccented beat, esp. before a downbeat, or the upward movement of a conductor's arm used to indicate this beat.