a musical style or technique, especially in hip-hop, in which the sounds and rhythms of percussion instruments or a drum machine are simulated by using the mouth and voice:
We heard some amazing beatboxing last night.
Slang. boom box.
to simulate the sounds and rhythms of percussion instruments or a drum machine by using the mouth and voice:
Have you ever heard someone beatbox like that?
a form of hip-hop music in which the voice is used to simulate percussion instruments
(informal) a drum machine
an electronic drum machine
- Beaten biscuit
a hard, unleavened biscuit, made to rise by pounding and folding the dough. Historical Examples It is well not to have beaten biscuit and light bread baked at the same time, as they require different degrees of heat. Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree Pie crust, hard cookies, and beaten biscuit are made of […]
formed or shaped by blows; hammered: a dish of beaten brass. much trodden; commonly used: a beaten path. defeated; vanquished; thwarted. overcome by exhaustion; fatigued by hard work, intense activity, etc. (of food) whipped up, pounded, pulverized, or the like: adding three beaten eggs. off the beaten track / path, novel; uncommon; out of the […]
- Beaten down to the ankles
beaten down to the ankles adjective phrase Totally exhausted; beat, pooped (1950s+)
- Beaten oil
beaten oil (Ex. 27:20; 29:40), obtained by pounding olives in a mortar, not by crushing them in a mill. It was reckoned the best. (See OLIVE.)