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Meaning & Definition of Heartbeat in English

English

Heartbeat

/hɑrtbit/

noun

1. The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

  • "He could feel the beat of her heart"
    synonym:
  • pulse
  • ,
  • pulsation
  • ,
  • heartbeat
  • ,
  • beat

2. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

  • "If i had the chance i'd do it in a flash"
    synonym:
  • blink of an eye
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • heartbeat
  • ,
  • instant
  • ,
  • jiffy
  • ,
  • split second
  • ,
  • trice
  • ,
  • twinkling
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • New York minute

3. An animating or vital unifying force

  • "New york is the commercial heartbeat of america"
    synonym:
  • heartbeat

Examples of using

She lay her head on my chest so she could listen to my heartbeat.