“She sounded so upbeat and so positive and so excited,” the father told reporters.
Forman is an upbeat, Brooklyn-based mom who used to write social-justice stories for Seventeen.
upbeat and talkative, he sports a mischievous grin that refuses to fade.
Their first single, “A World Like This,” is generically happy and upbeat, but the music video is bizarre.
The New York Times also quoted Diana Buttu, an Arab-Israeli lawyer who said she was perplexed that Kerry sounded so upbeat.
There was no Jimmy Carter-style “malaise” in his upbeat vocabulary.
“She is such an attractive, upbeat woman, but you also see her strength and toughness,” Barbour added.
The “catchy, bouncy tune,” she writes, “set a more positive, upbeat tone.”
What Obama is doing is a classic strategy with little risk other than appearing out of touch if he sounds too upbeat.
It was an upbeat speech with strong nationalistic overtones.
"with a positive mood," 1947, apparently from the musical noun upbeat (1869), referring to the beat of a bar at which the conductor's baton is in a raised position; the "optimistic" sense apparently for no other reason than that it sounds like a happy word (the musical upbeat is no more inherently "positive" than any other beat). Expression on the upbeat "improving, getting better" is recorded from 1934.
Very intensively; very diligently; very competently: and they're really dancing up a storm (1953+)