American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of a measure. Also called anacrusis, pickup.
- n. Music The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.
- adj. Informal Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast.
- adj. Informal Happy; cheerful.
- adj. Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat.
- adj. Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.
- n. An unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase.
- adj. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
- n. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
- n. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
- up- + beat (Wiktionary)
“Then again, what you refer to as "upbeat" we might describe as "frenzied.”
“And really, how can someone remain upbeat and “Oh my god I love Twilight” when people from the fandom are placing hate on you?”
“Proponents of France's antipiracy law remain upbeat about the project.”
“But with all the depressing stuff going on in the world lately, I think a bit of upbeat is what Marilyn's doctored ordered.”
“Most have been part of the discussion for a long time, and it is hard to remain upbeat about recommendations that don't go beyond vague exhortations to improve things.”
“You've seemed to remain upbeat and postitive throughout the whole ordeal.”
“When asked to envision themselves at age 70, the majority pictured themselves in upbeat and positive ways.”
“Jets remain upbeat: Despite loss, team happy about 2006 accomplishmentsGame report: Patriots 36, Jets 17”
“CROWLEY: The campaign once itself described as upbeat but cautious, still, there are moments of glee.”
“CROWLEY: The campaign wants itself described as upbeat, but cautious.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
With focus on non-classical styles, but not excluding terms of the latter.
The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, mid snow and ice,
A banner with the strange device,
Excelsior! - Longfellow
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