[ UK /ʌpbˈiːt/ ]
[ US /ˈəpˌbit/ ]
  1. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
    the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles
  2. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
  1. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
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How To Use upbeat In A Sentence

  • Wrapped in slick vocal layering and multi-tracked veneer, the disc is more upbeat than previous records and features an old-country twang.
  • As for the remaining four songs, 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' and 'Tea In The Sahara' are doomy ciphers, the former possibly about marriage, the latter open to a handful of interpretations, none of them exactly upbeat, while 'Synchronicity I' is a trifle explaining the title concept and the monster hit 'Every Breath You Take', is ostensibly a trite love song with it's icy and obsessive core just barely concealed. Synchronicity
  • She shifts effortlessly from folk and blues to upbeat tangos and haunting instrumentals, all interspersed with humorous tales of her life on the road.
  • From the opening song, with its heavy guitar and upbeat rocky riff, you can see that she loves her fanbase and wants to show it a good time.
  • The Defense Secretary gave an upbeat assessment of the war so far.
  • Hartley has every right to be upbeat and optimistic about his life at the present time.
  • Instead, he could answer in a funny, light-hearted way, setting an upbeat tone for the evening.
  • He wanted to enlarge the magazine into'a general literary periodical' covering both poetry and fiction and was upbeat about likely sales. The Times Literary Supplement
  • It was a pleasant surprise when they reconvened to record 1997's For Those In Peril From The Sea, a classy collection of upbeat rockers, jangly pop tunes and introspective balladry.
  • Although upbeat about the response, Ms. Sujatha looked chary of the financial soundness of the association.
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