rhythmic popular music, especially rock-‘n’-roll, notable for its prominent and persistent beat.
Puck of Pook’s Hill Rudyard Kipling
an eclectic type of dance music in which heavy beats and samples are layered over the songs or instrumental tracks of other performers or bands
(as modifier): a big-beat compilation
- Big belt mountains
a range of the Rocky Mountains, in W Montana.
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the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Contemporary Examples The NFL’s Brett Favre Disaster Allen Barra January 4, 2011 Happy Birthday from Hizbollah! Neil MacFarquhar May 5, 2009 How Ridiculous! Big Ben To Be Renamed ‘Elizabeth Tower’. Tom Sykes June 25, 2012 Historical Examples The Hunted Woman James […]
- Big bend national park
a national park in W Texas, on the Rio Grande. 1080 sq. mi. (2800 sq. km). Contemporary Examples Obama Finds Healthcare.gov’s New Hero Daniel Gross October 23, 2013
- Big bertha
a large, long-range German cannon used during World War I. Historical Examples Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons noun any of three large German guns of World War I used to bombard Paris