Definition of afterbeat in English:

afterbeat

noun

  • 1Medicine
    rare Medicine. A beat of the heart or of the pulse following a main or normal beat; (in later use) specifically an extrasystole. Now rare.

  • 2An ending to a trill comprising two notes, the first being one step lower than the main note, the second being the main note itself.

  • 3An offbeat; an accentuated backbeat.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From after- + beat. In sense 1 after German Nachschlag.

Pronunciation:

afterbeat

/ˈaftəbiːt//ˈɑːftəbiːt/