downbeat Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "downbeat" - English Dictionary

See all translations

downbeatadjective

uk   us   /ˈdaʊn.biːt/ informal
quiet and without much excitement: The actual signing of the treaty was a downbeat affair without any ceremony. I thought he'd be really excited, but he seemed kind of downbeat.
Compare
Translations of “downbeat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 低調的,不張揚的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低调的,不张扬的…
(Definition of downbeat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of downbeat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “downbeat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More