how to pronounce upbeat


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of upbeat is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

upbeat is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of upbeat

example pitch curve for pronunciation of upbeat


test your pronunciation of upbeat

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of upbeat

video examples of upbeat pronunciation

An example use of upbeat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you're feeling upbeat and outgoing you …”

meanings of upbeat


  1. Having a positive, lively, or perky tone, attitude, etc.
  2. Having a fast pace, tempo, or beat.


  1. An unaccented beat at the start of a musical phrase.

upbeat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word upbeat occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics upbeat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that upbeat can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to upbeat


Did this page help you?