back beat

backbeat

[bak-beet]
noun Popular Music.
a secondary or supplementary beat, as by a jazz drummer.

Origin:
back1 + beat

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backbeat (ˈbækˌbiːt)
 
n
music downbeat Compare upbeat the second and fourth beats of a bar written in even time or, in more complex time signatures, the last beat of the bar

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