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eurhythmics

or eurythmics

[yoo-rith -miks, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪð mɪks, yə-/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the art of interpreting in bodily movements the rhythm of musical compositions: applied to a method invented by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a Swiss composer, aiming to develop the sense of rhythm and symmetry.
Origin of eurhythmics
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; See origin at eurhythmic, -ics
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eurhythmics

/juːˈrɪðmɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
a system of training through physical movement to music, originally taught by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, to develop grace and musical understanding
2.
dancing of this style, expressing the rhythm and spirit of the music through body movements
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