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downbeat

mod. cool; easygoing. (Compare this with upbeat.) He is sort of a downbeat character—no stress.
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While traditional earplugs mute and muffle sound and are generally awkward to wear, DownBeats are comfortable, low-profile and designed to filter sound; they deliver a pristine, balanced sonic experience without all the painful highs and lows or distracting background noise.
MOIRA and Barry Sidebottom of Mirfield instantly knew a lot about the picture (right) of Del Barry and the Downbeats.
Stopping before a bar line inhibits the central nervous system of the student who could otherwise tend to take over and encourage rushing over bar lines into downbeats.
The piece is held together by Jenkins's brilliantly spare, bare-boned score--a matter of tones scattered and grouped together around downbeats.
but they are also members of a community that lives in Chopin's music, especially in the mazurkas of his ancestral Polish homeland, with their lusty downbeats and tautly lilting second beats.
The alternation between "hot" and "cool" movement creates a flickering level of visual surprise as movement accents alternate between landing hard on clear downbeats and moving freely on the upbeats that separate them.