To move with pulsation or throbbing.
To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
To be in agitation or doubt.
To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
A stroke; a blow.
to mix ingredients vigorously, usually until smooth, using a spoon, whisk, hand beater or electric mixer.
To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat; analogously, for newspaper reporters, the subject or territory that they are assigned to cover; as, the Washington beat.
A regular subject assigned to a reporter to cover.
Assigned patrol area.
the type of news covered by a particular reporter; i.e. education, health care, entertainment or city government
To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.
To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
What music students do to each other with their instruments. The down beat is performed on top of the head, while the up beat is struck under the chin.
To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.
to sail to windward, also known as sailing close-hauled.
To sail toward a direction from which the wind blows by making a series of tacks while sailing close-hauled
heading in a direction into the wind
a pause in dialogue
a pause taken for the purposes of comic timing, often to allow the audience
One count pause in speech, action, or poetry.
a brief pause
make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
a distinct fluctuation in volume which has a "wobbling" sound
The tick of a clock, or the time taken for a pendulum or balance to swing from its center, or dead point, to one extreme and return to center again Most clock excapements beat twice per cycle The beats should be equally disposed about the center or dead point of the pendulum or balance Single-beat escapements, such as the chronometer and duplex, have one beat on each alternate swing of the balance
Korg's abbreviated way of saying " time signature". The time signatures you have to choose from depend on the Base Resolution setting. Your choices are: Base Resolution Available Time Signatures Low (48 ticks per quarter-note) 1/4 - 9/4 1/8 - 16/8 1/16 - 16/16 High (96 ticks per quarter-note) 1/4 - 5/4 1/8 - 10/8 1/16 - 16/16
To punish by blows; to thrash.
to evade, avoid, or escape (blame, taxes, punishment); as, to beat the rap (be acquitted); to beat the sales tax by buying out of state.
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
A unit of action in a scene. A scene is made up of a series of beats.
a the smallest unit of story telling
See Story Beat
A unit of a scene which is smallest and most natural.
To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish, defeat, or conquer; to surpass or be superior to.
One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him.
set; defeat (a contract).
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
(1) (adj) tired, exhausted. Ex. "You look beat" or "I feel beat". (2) lacking anything. Ex. "I am beat for my cash", "I am beat to my socks" (lacking everything).
wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
Important moment in a drama's development where conflict produces change.
a moment in the life a groove
A recurring moment when tone onsets are more expected. In contrast to tactus, beats are differentiated from strong to weak and occur within a repeating pattern of beats, called a meter.