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heartbeatnoun

uk   /ˈhɑːt.biːt/ us   /ˈhɑːrt.biːt/
[C or U] the regular movement or sound that the heart makes as it sends blood around your body: a steady heartbeat
the heartbeat of sth [S]
the person or thing that is most important in forming the character of a place, organization, etc. and giving it energy: Keane was the heartbeat of the team.
(Definition of heartbeat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heartbeatnoun [C]

us   /ˈhɑrtˌbit/
the regular movement or sound that the heart makes as it pushes blood around the body
(Definition of heartbeat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heartbeat”
in Arabic خَفَقان القَلْب, دَقّات القَلْب…
in Korean 심박동…
in Portuguese batimento cardíaco…
in Catalan batec del cor…
in Japanese 心拍, 鼓動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心跳, 心跳声…
in Turkish kalp atışı…
in Russian сердцебиение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心跳, 心跳聲…
in Italian battito cardiaco…
in Polish bicie serca, tętno…
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