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Meaning of "downstroke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOWNSTROKE

downstroke  [ˈdaʊnˌstrəʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOWNSTROKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Downstroke is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DOWNSTROKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of downstroke in the English dictionary

The definition of downstroke in the dictionary is a downward stroke made by a pen. Other definition of downstroke is a downward movement.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOWNSTROKE


backstroke
ˈbækˌstrəʊk
breaststroke
ˈbrɛstˌstrəʊk
broke
brəʊk
brushstroke
ˈbrʌʃstrəʊk
counter-stroke
ˈkaʊntəstrəʊk
dead-stroke
ˈdedˌstrəʊk
handstroke
ˈhændˌstrəʊk
heatstroke
ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk
instroke
ˈɪnˌstrəʊk
keystroke
ˈkiːˌstrəʊk
masterstroke
ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk
ministroke
ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊk
outstroke
ˈaʊtˌstrəʊk
roke
rəʊk
roque
rəʊk
sidestroke
ˈsaɪdˌstrəʊk
stroke
strəʊk
sunstroke
ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk
thunderstroke
ˈθʌndəˌstrəʊk
upstroke
ˈʌpˌstrəʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOWNSTROKE

downshift
downshifter
downshifting
downside
downside risk
downsize
downsized
downsizing
downslide
downslope
downspin
downspout
downstage
downstair
downstairs
downstate
downstater
downstream
downswept
downswing

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOWNSTROKE

a stroke
Bolingbroke
butterfly stroke
exhaust stroke
four-stroke
go for broke
ground stroke
hair stroke
heartbroke
heat stroke
lightning stroke
off one´s stroke
Pembroke
proke
return stroke
scavenge stroke
scavenging stroke
Sheffer´s stroke
stone-broke
two-stroke

Synonyms and antonyms of downstroke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «downstroke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOWNSTROKE

Find out the translation of downstroke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of downstroke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «downstroke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冲程
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carrera descendente
570 millions of speakers

English

downstroke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

downstroke
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

downstroke
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поршня вниз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

downstroke
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

downstroke
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

descendante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Turun angin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abstrich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダウンストローク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하향
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Downstroke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nét đi xuống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

downstroke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झोत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

piston inişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discesa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

downstroke
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поршня вниз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

descendentă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

downstroke
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neer haal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedåts
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedovers
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of downstroke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWNSTROKE»

The term «downstroke» is regularly used and occupies the 96.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWNSTROKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about downstroke

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOWNSTROKE»

Discover the use of downstroke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to downstroke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Downstroke
Lindsay Cunningham's 30th birthday is far from happy.
Desiree Holt, 2011
2
Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the ...
during the downstroke-upstroke transition. The downstroke pushes the wine surface down through the air, which produces a forward thrust and generates lift. The upstroke moves the folded wing into the raised position for the next downstroke.
Matt Young, Taner Edis, 2006
3
Blues Guitar For Dummies
You may not have thought of basic strumming as “executing a downstroke,” but that's what you're doing when you go to naturally strike the strings on a guitar. When you get to more complex strumming patterns — especially ones involving ...
Jon Chappell, 2011
4
Italic Handwriting Series: Instruction Manual
Letter Descriptions CURSIVE ITALIC CAPITALS All capitals begin at the capital height line with a downstroke, curve, sharp angle entrance serif, soft angle entrance serif, or curve entrance serif. 1st stroke: diagonal into curve exit serif at ...
Barbara Getty, 1994
5
Targeting Handwriting: NSW Foundation Style
F and j have been included as downstroke letters, as this is the major movement involved; but since the letters involve respectively a small anti-clockwise and a small clockwise movement, they can be taught with the other letters that contain ...
‎2001
6
Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment
For most birds, the power for flight is generated largely during the downstroke, which is driven by contraction of the pectoral muscles. As would be expected, these muscles are very large, constituting roughly 15% of the body mass, irrespective ...
Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, 1997
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Animal Locomotion
Therefore, the upstroke LEV has no influence on the formation of the downstroke LEV which develops smoothly on the extra- dos, forming a high lift generating low pressure region. Figure 8 shows the adimensional vorticity flow fields at time ...
Graham Taylor, Michael S. Triantafyllou, Cameron Tropea, 2010
8
Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
In this small insect, the wings "clap together" at the top of the upstroke, and then twisting motions controlled by some of the small muscles fling them apart at the start of the downstroke. The rapid flinging motion sets up air movements above the ...
James L. Nation, 2001
9
Wadi Daliyeh II: The Samaria Papyri from Wadi Daliyeh
The extant letters are plausibly interpreted as a part of the name Tf^Tl. Most of the right downstroke of the he, and only a small trace at the bottom of the left downstoke, are visible. L. 3 tbni. What looks similar to two clear instances of yod is ...
Douglas Marvin Gropp, Moshe J. Bernstein, James C. VanderKam, 2001
10
Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion
Downstroke The downstroke is the primary leading stroke for the performance of rhythms on the bodhran. It is performed using a sweeping, downward motion and a very relaxed grip. Too much finger tension will result in an inflexible wrist.
Chalo Eduardo, Frank Kumor, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOWNSTROKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term downstroke is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Stanford high-speed video reveals how lovebirds keep a clear line …
The researchers noticed that the birds only began turning their heads during the end of the wing downstroke, maximizing the length of time that ... «Stanford University News, Jun 15»
2
For Your (Re)Consideration: Defining Punk and the Total Genius of …
... specifically to bands that emerged in (and after) the mid-1970s and played barre-chord-driven, downstroke-based minimalist rock and roll. «New York Observer, Jun 15»
3
Wina Sturgeon: Feeling your muscles can help improve …
That works to give the downstroke more power from the group of muscles involved in pushing the pedal down. That group primarily includes the ... «Bradenton Herald, Jun 15»
4
Ceremony for rejoicing, celebrating
At a moment of silence, the conductor held his baton high and, with a downstroke, the Richmond Hill High School Orchestra (not band) played ... «Bryan County News, Jun 15»
5
Fairbanks Morse Signs on for Achates Two-Stroke Engine
A two-stroke engine combusts on every downstroke, while a four-stroke engine combusts on every other downstroke, using one to expel ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
6
Hummingbirds Are All the Buzz
To do so, hummingbirds developed the capacity for sustained hovering by creating power strokes on both the downstroke and the backstroke of ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
7
Review: Rolling Stones at AT&T Stadium
Watching Jagger, throwing little harmonica stabs at the beginning of Midnight Rambler, physically react to Richards' downstroke of the song's ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jun 15»
8
Pearl Izumi Elite RD IV shoes
A structured, foam insole adds to the comfort with a bit of arch support – helping to avoid over pronation on the downstroke – and perforations ... «BikeRadar.com, Jun 15»
9
The Firefly Guitar Pick: Create an LED Light Show Timed to Your …
The Firefly Pick Duo flashes with one color on the upstroke and a second color on the downstroke. "The Firefly Pick comes in four light motion ... «Guitar World Magazine, Apr 15»
10
PREVIEW: Desertfest
Threateningly heavy downstroke doom from four German dudes who wear balaclavas with fake tusks attached. I mean, c'mon, what's not to like ... «The Quietus, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Downstroke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/downstroke>. Mar 2020 ».
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