big beat


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

big beat

noun

  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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