- a secondary or supplementary beat, as by a jazz drummer.
Origin of backbeat
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Examples from the Web for backbeat
When he opened his mouth, out came that familiar soft-spoken voice with the slightly jazzy cadence—dry ice with a backbeat.Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole
December 16, 2013
Backbeat follows the early days of the Beatles in Germany and focuses on Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon.11 On-Screen Portrayals of the Beatles
October 7, 2010