[ puhls-beet ]

  1. a hint or intimation of feeling, desires, etc.: the pulsebeat of a town.

Origin of pulsebeat

First recorded in 1835–45; pulse1 + beat

Words Nearby pulsebeat

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How to use pulsebeat in a sentence

  • He never quitted his dear one's beside until the last pulsebeat, and then he sank beneath the load of grief.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) | Henry Watterson
  • If you can hear the pulsebeat of a stranger, can feel it under your fingers—he's yours—he's you yourself.

    The Song of Songs | Hermann Sudermann