downbeat

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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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bar] IN THE BAND: Del Barry and the Downbeats, an early Huddersfield group photographed by Tony Sosna in 1959.
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.
The piece is held together by Jenkins's brilliantly spare, bare-boned score--a matter of tones scattered and grouped together around downbeats.