- an upward trend; upswing
- an unaccented beat, esp. when on the last note of a bar
- the upward stroke of a conductor's hand or baton indicating such a beat
- Upbeat means cheerful and lively.
An example of an upbeat person is someone who is constantly full of life.
- The definition of an upbeat is an upward trend, or an unaccented beat in a song.
- An example of upbeat is a consistently higher-priced housing market.
- An example of upbeat is a signal to an orchestra to play an unaccented beat.
Informal lively; cheerful; optimistic
- An unaccented beat or beats that occur before the first beat of a measure. Also called anacrusis . Also called pickup .
- The upward stroke made by a conductor to indicate the beat that leads into a new measure.
- Optimistic: an upbeat business forecast.
- Happy; cheerful.
(comparative more upbeat, superlative most upbeat)
up- +"Ž beat
- This kind of sparse upbeat racket still has the power to move me, for which I am immensely grateful.
- Born in 1946, the fashion house celebrated its 60th anniversary with a series of upbeat, colorful pieces that drew inspiration from the 1960s, when the fashion world was rife with energy and charisma, and some Asian influence, too.
- Early electronica and sample heavy dance groups like the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure point to Depeche Mode as inspiration, and fans of this less dark, more upbeat strain of 80s music also claim Depeche Mode as one of their faves.
- The Cleaner Plate Club is a book filled with the latest research from experts on feeding kids, pantry lists, a know-your-veggies guide, and lots of upbeat facts that will make parents feel empowered instead of overwhelmed.
- "Why are you telling me this?" she asked, her upbeat mood fading.