To be sure, this is an upbeat story from an American point of view.
“She sounded so upbeat and so positive and so excited,” the father told reporters.
Hence the upbeat tone in a statement Friday from NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Gaspin.
Forman is an upbeat, Brooklyn-based mom who used to write social-justice stories for Seventeen.
When it came to pop music in 1964, there was plenty to listen to that was upbeat and fun in addition to The Beatles.
upbeat and talkative, he sports a mischievous grin that refuses to fade.
What Obama is doing is a classic strategy with little risk other than appearing out of touch if he sounds too upbeat.
The New York Times also quoted Diana Buttu, an Arab-Israeli lawyer who said she was perplexed that Kerry sounded so upbeat.
The mood was light and upbeat, hems were low, and fit was loose.
There was no Jimmy Carter-style “malaise” in his upbeat vocabulary.
"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.
Optimistic; encouraging; positive: They use catchy, upbeat phrases/ A triumph of upbeat pictures over the downbeat
[1947+; apparently fr the musical term upbeat, ''a beat on which a conductor raises his baton,'' but since such beats have no emotional connotations, the coiner must have seized on the general positive notion of up and taken beat to mean ''stroke, movement'']