Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a heartbeat.

Etymologies

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heartbeat +‎ -like

Examples

  • One layer - a low rumble with a heartbeatlike thrum to it - is a recording of a hydrothermal vent bubbling up superheated gases.

    The Seattle Times

  • Conjuring up images of Gene Hackman as the surveillance expert in Francis Ford Coppola's film "The Conversation," Mr. Morton moved through the park surreptitiously for more than 40 days over the course of a year, capturing gospel choirs, park-bench arguments, the rattle of dead leaves and the heartbeatlike clack of lawn-bowling balls.

    NYT > Home Page

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