downbeat downbeat  /daʊn ˈbit/


  • (n) the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)


  1. Andersen's report means it might be a downbeat holiday season for many families, yet to see any sign of their online gift purchase experiments.
  2. The move, however, may also send a more downbeat message to some shoppers.
  3. But The Long Walk is so downbeat, it makes The Mist look like Young Frankenstein.


  1. EVENT: KCC Productions Presents Troy Roberts' "Nu-Jive"

    Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts Troy Roberts has won four consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards, was the only Australian finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, received his first Grammy Nomination Medal, and has shared the stage with greats ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: All About Jazz

  2. Oracle's Cloudy Future

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Oracle shares tanked Friday after a disappointing fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report Thursday. But Wall Street equity analysts were publishing reports indicating that a downbeat aftermath for Oracle shares may be a good time for investors to snap up a great deal for themselves as they on average maintain an "overweight" rating on the stock. Shares tumbled 9.26% Friday ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source:

  3. FedEx 4th-Quarter Net Falls 45% on Charges; Gives Downbeat Year View

    FedEx 4th-Quarter Net Falls 45% on Charges; Gives Downbeat Year View
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "As next year's outlook is more downbeat...... the Government will take further steps to ensure that the labour- intensive sectors are less adversely affected," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is currently holding charge of the...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Hindu Business Line

  2. "Sorry I have to give you a downbeat assessment of what is going on," said Fayyad, a dapper and widely respected economist who won plaudits for imposing fiscal order and accountability to a once chaotic Palestinian Authority. "Things in my...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Salam Fayyad Source: Washington Post

  3. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren told his team immediately after the game, "This doesn't have to be a morgue. To be honest with you, I am more on the upbeat side than the downbeat side," Holmgren said. "Our first goal was to win the division, and...
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Forbes

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