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English definition of “beat”

beat

noun [C or U] (MUSIC)    /biːt/
B2 in music, a regular emphasis, or a place in the music where such an emphasis is expected: The guitar comes in on the third beat. Make sure you play on the beat. He tapped his foot to the beat (= rhythm) of the music.Beats or lengths of musical notes
(Definition of beat noun (MUSIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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