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Meaning of "upstroke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UPSTROKE

upstroke  [ˈʌpˌstrəʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPSTROKE

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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upstroke 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 UPSTROKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Strum

In music, strumming is way of playing a stringed instrument such as a guitar. A strum or stroke is a sweeping action where a fingernail or plectrum brushes past several strings in order to set them all into motion and thereby play a chord. Strums are executed by the dominant hand, while the other hand holds down notes on the fretboard. Strums are contrasted with plucking, as means of activating strings into audible vibration, because in plucking, only one string is activated by a surface at a time. A hand-held pick or plectrum can only be used to pluck one string at a time, but multiple strings can be strummed by one. Plucking multiple strings simultaneously requires a fingerstyle or fingerpick technique. A strumming pattern or strum is a preset pattern used by a rhythm guitar. Compare with pattern picking, strumming patterns may be indicated through notation, tablature, up and down arrows, or slashes. For example, a pattern in common time or 4/4 consisting of alternating down and up eight note strokes may be written: /\/\/\/\...

Definition of upstroke in the English dictionary

The first definition of upstroke in the dictionary is an upward stroke or movement, as of a pen or brush. Other definition of upstroke is the mark produced by such a stroke. Upstroke is also the upward movement of a piston in a reciprocating engine.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UPSTROKE


backstroke
ˈbækˌstrəʊk
breaststroke
ˈbrɛstˌstrəʊk
broke
brəʊk
brushstroke
ˈbrʌʃstrəʊk
counter-stroke
ˈkaʊntəstrəʊk
dead-stroke
ˈdedˌstrəʊk
downstroke
ˈdaʊnˌstrəʊk
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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPSTROKE

upstage
upstager
upstairs
upstand
upstanding
upstandingness
upstare
upstart
upstate
upstater
upstay
upstep
upstepped
upstepping
upstir
upstirred
upstirring
upstream
upstretched
upsurge

WORDS THAT END LIKE UPSTROKE

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 upstroke in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «upstroke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UPSTROKE

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

Translator English - Chinese

冲程
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carrera ascendente
570 millions of speakers

English

upstroke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

upstroke
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

upstroke
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ход вверх
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

upstroke
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

upstroke
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

course ascendante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kenaikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufschlag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アップストローク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

업 스트로크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Upstroke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nét nhỏ trong một chư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

upstroke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपस्ट्रोक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yukarı doğru vuruş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

suw do góry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хід вгору
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cursă ascendentă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

upstroke
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

upstroke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upstroke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

upstroke
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPSTROKE»

The term «upstroke» is regularly used and occupies the 81.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPSTROKE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UPSTROKE»

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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
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Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine
The 'a' wave associated with right atrial systole occurs after the P wave and just before the upstroke of the carotid pulse. Normally, 'a' wave is dominant and appears more obvious during inspiration. During simultaneous palpitation of the  ...
Eric J. Topol, Robert M. Califf, 2007
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Geriatric Physical Diagnosis: A Guide to Observation and ...
A delayed upstroke (pulsus parvus et tardus) suggests aortic stenosis, any left ventricular outflow obstruction or any significant decrease in stroke volume. Vascular sti›ness due to aging can reduce the delay, causing a more normal feeling ...
Mark E. Williams, M.D.
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Posture, Locomotion, and Paleoecology of Pterosaurs
The rotation of the humerus, imparted by the supracoracoideus muscle, rapidly elevates the distal wing during the upstroke. Although we concur with Hazlehurst and Rayner that the pterosaur humerus could rotate considerably, we also ...
Sankar Chatterjee, R. J. Templin, 2004
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Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment
As would be expected, these muscles are very large, constituting roughly 15% of the body mass, irrespective of species or size of the bird. The muscles responsible for the upstroke of the wing constitute only about one- tenth of the total mass of ...
Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, 1997
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Nature's Flyers: Birds, Insects, and the Biomechanics of Flight
1 The Ratio between the Downstroke and Upstroke fora Variety of Flying Animals Sources: a. J. M. V. Rayner 1991b [18]. b. }. M. V. Rayner et al. 1986 [13]. c. D. E. Alexander 1986 [5]. d. M. F. M. Osborne 1951 [72]. e. W. Nachtigall 1974 [73]. f.
David E. Alexander, 2004
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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
Preferred Movement Patterns in Cycling: It's the Skill That ...
The trunk pelvic roll prepares each leg for the downstroke and upstroke simultaneously. The TPR provides an integral mechanism for reversal of movement; and this facilitates the transition from the backsweep to the upstroke. The important ...
Brian A. Maldonado, 2010
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Sucker-Rod Pumping Manual
Although they are usually driven in either of the two possible directions, the small differences in the upstroke and downstroke crank angle ranges can mean greater differences in rod loads and torques. Therefore, the preferred direction of ...
Gabor Takacs, 2003
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Principles of Animal Locomotion
increases, the wings still move forward and backward relative to the body but the path of the upstroke relative to the air becomes vertical (at 2.9 m/s) or inclined forward (at higher speeds). The angular speeds ofwing movement relative to the  ...
R. McNeill Alexander, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPSTROKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term upstroke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Time to Burn with Michael Angelo Batio: Applying Sweep Picking to …
Ascending melodies are played with downstroke sweeps and descending melodies are played with upstroke sweeps. Sweep picking is the most effective guitar ... «Guitar World Magazine, Jul 15»
2
How birds stay in the air
"Their wings are outstretched and support weight even when in upstroke. And some birds produce lift with their wings upside-down during the upstroke when ... «Science News for Students, Jan 15»
3
Scientists bust flappy bird myth
"Instead of carrying just the bird's weight, it now has to carry twice that weight during the downward stroke - on the upstroke it all of a sudden does not have to ... «3News NZ, Jan 15»
4
Hummingbird's Hovering Is Beautifully Complex
This also ensures that, unlike other birds, lift is achieved on the upstroke as well as the downstroke. Larger birds rely almost entirely on the downstroke to ... «RedOrbit, Nov 14»
5
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
They not only generate positive lift on the downstroke, but they also generate lift on the upstroke by inverting their wings. As the leading edge begins moving ... «Vanderbilt University News, Nov 14»
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Yngwie Malmsteen Lesson: Cracking the Code, Season 2, Episode …
Below, we present Season 2, Episode 1 of "Cracking the Code." It's an Yngwie Malmsteen-themed lesson called "Get Down for the Upstroke." From Grady:. «Guitar World Magazine, Aug 14»
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How to cycle with the technique of a pro
In short, pulling on the upstroke does not work. So what is the correct pedal technique? Dr Broker advocates directing all your power into the downward stroke, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 14»
8
Three Steps To Efficient Pedalling
Consciously pull your knee toward the handlebar on the upstroke and use a gear or resistance level that allows you to pedal smoothly through a full 360 ... «Triathlete Europe, Jun 14»
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Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin
One result was that the muscle activation and relaxation follows a distinct pattern during flight: They tense on the downstroke and relax on the upstroke. "This is ... «Phys.Org, May 14»
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Eventi a Napoli – Altotas in concerto all'Upstroke 11 aprile 2014
Siamo al bivio, Sempre, Domani noi, Solo così, Onda d'estate, Da solo, Gente che non vede, Wagliò, Stringe, May Day, sono i dieci brani del cd che gli Altotas ... «Napolibella News, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Upstroke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/upstroke>. Apr 2020 ».
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