Definition Of beats


(of a bird) move (the wings) up and down.

The little hummingbirds beat their wings faster and their flight is even more graceful than normal.

(of the heart) pulsate.

her heart beat faster with panic

a brief pause or moment of hesitation, typically one lasting a specified length.

she waited for a beat of three seconds

a main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry.

the glissando begins on the second beat

an area allocated to a police officer to patrol.

a patrolman who strived to make his beat a safe one

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