Definition of backbeat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backbeat

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbækbiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækbiːt//
 
(music)
 
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a strong emphasis on one or two of the beats that are not normally emphasized, used especially in jazz and rock music
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backbeat