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



    BrE BrE//ˈbreɪkbiːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪkbiːt//
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  1. 1[countable] a series of drum beats that are repeated to form the rhythm of a piece of dance music emcees rapping over breakbeats
  2. 2[uncountable] dance music, for example hip hop, that uses breakbeats
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: breakbeat