2 noun
Related topics: Music, Colours and Sounds, Police
beat2 S3
1 [countable] one of a series of regular movements or hitting actions:
a heart rate of 80 beats a minute
the steady beat of the drum
2 [singular]C a regular repeated noise [= rhythm]
beat of
the beat of marching feet
3 [countable]APM the main rhythm that a piece of music or a poem has:
a song with a beat you can dance to
4 [singular]SCP a subject or area of a city that someone is responsible for as their job:
journalists covering the Washington beat
on the beat
People like to see police officers on the beat.
5 [countable]APM one of the notes in a piece of music that sounds stronger than the other notes

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