Meaning of PULSE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ pʌls ]

( pulses, pulsing, pulsed)


Your pulse is the regular beating of blood through your body, which you can feel when you touch particular parts of your body, especially your wrist.

Mahoney’s pulse was racing, and he felt confused.

N-COUNT : usu sing


In music, a pulse is a regular beat, which is often produced by a drum.

...the repetitive pulse of the music.



A pulse of electrical current, light, or sound is a temporary increase in its level.

The switch works by passing a pulse of current between the tip and the surface.



If you refer to the pulse of a group in society, you mean the ideas, opinions, or feelings they have at a particular time.

The White House insists that the president is in touch with the pulse of the black community.

N-SING : the N of n


If something pulses , it moves, appears, or makes a sound with a strong regular rhythm.

His temples pulsed a little, threatening a headache...

It was a slow, pulsing rhythm that seemed to sway languidly in the air.

= throb

VERB : V , V-ing


Some seeds which can be cooked and eaten are called pulses , for example peas, beans, and lentils.



If you have your finger on the pulse of something, you know all the latest opinions or developments concerning it.

He claims to have his finger on the pulse of the industry...

It’s important to keep your finger on the pulse by reading all the right magazines.

PHRASE : Ns inflect , usu PHR after v


When someone takes your pulse or feels your pulse , they find out how quickly your heart is beating by feeling the pulse in your wrist.

PHRASE : V and N inflect

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