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Meaning of “heartbeat” in the English Dictionary

"heartbeat" in British English

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uk   /ˈhɑːt.biːt/  us   /ˈhɑːrt-/
[C or U] the ​regularmovement or ​sound that the ​heart makes as it ​sendsblood around ​yourbody: a ​steady heartbeatthe 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)

"heartbeat" in American English

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heartbeatnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑrtˌbit/
the ​regularmovement or ​sound that the ​heart makes as it ​pushesblood 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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