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music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses African-American music , black music
United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997) Allen Ginsberg , Ginsberg
absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death asystole , cardiac arrest , cardiopulmonary arrest
loud steady beat backbeat
wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat balance , balance wheel
vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars bar line
beat with stick on soles of feet bastinado
member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior beat , beatnik
rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart beat , heartbeat , pulsation , pulse
beat with a band of material belt
receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat) beta-adrenergic receptor , beta-adrenoceptor , beta receptor
very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat) blink of an eye , flash , heartbeat , instant , jiffy , New York minute , split second , trice , twinkling , wink
beat with club bludgeon , cudgel
rhythmic beat cadence , lilt
beat with a stick caned
smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop canter , lope
complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles cardiac cycle
jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat cool jazz
beat until smooth cream
beat up or defeat cream
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