Pulse vs Heartbeat - What's the difference?
Pulse is a synonym of heartbeat.
As nouns the difference between pulse and heartbeat
is that pulse
is any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals while heartbeat
is one pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
As a verb pulse
is to beat, to throb, to flash.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) .
For spelling, the -e'' (on ''-lse ) is so the end is pronounced /ls/, rather than /lz/ as in pulls, and does not change the vowel (‘u’). Compare else, false, convulse.
(physiology) A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart.
A beat or throb.
* (rfdate) Tennyson
* (rfdate) Burke
- the measured pulse of racing oars
(music) The beat or tactus of a piece of music.
- When the ear receives any simple sound, it is struck by a single pulse of the air, which makes the eardrum and the other membranous parts vibrate according to the nature and species of the stroke.
* (Physiology) arrhythmia, blood pressure, heartbeat
* (Music) meter, tempo
To beat, to throb, to flash.
To flow, particularly of blood.
- In the dead of night, all was still but the pulsing light.
To emit in discrete quantities.
- Hot blood pulses through my veins.
From (etyl) pouls, .
Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals.
* DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.
One pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
- The policeman waited for a heartbeat in vain
The rhythm at which a heart pulsates, a cardiac indicator
- ''He alone gives me such heartbeats
A driving impulse or vital force.
- ''If your heartbeat doesn't normalize soon, consult a doctor!
A very short space of time; an instant.
- Music is the heartbeat of the people.
(computing) A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.
- The ambulance arrived in a heartbeat .
* (rhythm at which a heart pulsates) pulse
* in a heartbeat