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Meaning: bright, cheerful

For example:

  • The convention should have a lively, upbeat mood, so we need to start off with some upbeat music and an uplifting speech.

  • The movie tells an upbeat story about starting a new life in a new country and finding love and happiness there.

Quick Quiz:

There was an upbeat atmosphere at the festival, and everyone seemed to be having
  1. a terrible time
  2. a great time
  3. a lot to drink

Discuss: upbeat

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