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big beat

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Slang.
rhythmic popular music, especially rock-'n'-roll, notable for its prominent and persistent beat. Unabridged
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  • He headed for Far Wood, and there they frightened out all the pheasants, who were sheltering from a big beat across the valley.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for big beat

big beat

  1. an eclectic type of dance music in which heavy beats and samples are layered over the songs or instrumental tracks of other performers or bands
  2. (as modifier): a big-beat compilation
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