Breakbeat meaning

brāk'bēt'
An often complex rhythmic passage used in electronic music, especially a sampled drum solo from a previously recorded song.
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A style of electronic music characterized by such passages.
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A pattern of usually syncopated drum beats sampled from a funk, jazz, hip hop, etc. song and, typically, repeated to establish a basic rhythm, as in some kinds of popular dance music.
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Dance music that features such a pattern.
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Origin of breakbeat

  • From break solo cadenza
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition