afterbeat

[af-ter-beet, ahf-]

noun

a secondary, weaker half of a musical beat.

Nearby words

  1. after-hours,
  2. after-party,
  3. after-ripening,
  4. after-run,
  5. after-school,
  6. afterbirth,
  7. afterbody,
  8. afterbrain,
  9. afterburner,
  10. afterburning

Origin of afterbeat

First recorded in 1905–10; after + beat

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