Definition of New Beat in English:

New Beat


  • A type of electronic dance music, popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, originating in Belgium, and characterized by a slow, mechanical beat.


1980s; earliest use found in i-D Magazine. From new + beat. The title of the article cited in quot. 1988 gives the Dutch or Belgian Dutch form Nieuw-Beat, but this is apparently not found elsewhere.


New Beat

/ˌnjuː ˈbiːt/