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rhythmical

[rith -mi-kuh l] /ˈrɪð mɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
periodic, as motion, or a drumbeat.
2.
having a flowing rhythm.
3.
of or relating to rhythm:
an excellent rhythmical sense.
Origin of rhythmical
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; rhythmic + -al1
Related forms
rhythmically, adverb
hyperrhythmical, adjective
hyperrhythmically, adverb
hyperrhythmicalness, noun
nonrhythmical, adjective
nonrhythmically, adverb
semirhythmical, adjective
semirhythmically, adverb
unrhythmical, adjective
unrhythmically, adverb
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  • The rhythmical run of the line seems, however, to point to the other as the proper word.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Her body swayed gently at every step with a sort of rhythmical swing.

  • He was light upon his feet, and he advanced with a rhythmical step.

    The Coast of Bohemia William Dean Howells
  • It is the logic of rhythmical equation felt there, almost exclusively.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • Acts are ritually repeated at the recurrence of the rhythmical points.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • The rhythmical pause occurring in a line is called a cæsura.

  • They are, when properly presented, rhythmical to the point of perfection.

    Negro Folk Rhymes Thomas W. Talley
  • His speeches have a freedom and a rhythmical flow which captivate the hearer.

  • Somewhere ahead there began the rhythmical booming of a drum.

    The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard
  • Thereafter her transformations were rhythmical, alternating with the day and night.

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe

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