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Beat

The peculiar "throbbing" heard when sounds not quite identical in pitch are sounded together. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]
A unit of measurement? indicated by the conductor's gesture; each unit of a measure? with respect to accent?.

See Also

Chord
Clang
Power of Beat Harmonics
Great Pyramid


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