Definition of backbeat in English:


Line breaks: back|beat
Pronunciation: /ˈbakbiːt


  • A strong accent on one of the normally unaccented beats of the bar, used especially in jazz and popular music: the song incorporates an exhilarating backbeat
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    • ‘All the Rest’ follows with a more focused pop hook and a strong backbeat.
    • One song was roots rock, the next featured reggae backbeats.
    • By the album's last few tracks, the fills outweigh the backbeats to the point where he's pushing fusion jazz territory.

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