noun (sometimes initial capital letters) Slang.
rhythmic popular music, especially rock-'n'-roll, notable for its prominent and persistent beat.
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British Dictionary definitions for big beat
- 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
- (as modifier)a big-beat compilation
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