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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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  • There was a colour in the chaplain's cheek and he swayed ever so slightly and rhythmically in his saddle.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • A sort of snort interrupted the snoring which then went on rhythmically as before.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • Zollern tapped his cane on the parquet floor, rhythmically, persistently.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • “The more you give way, the more give you may,” said Mrs Purkis, rhythmically.

    A Little World George Manville Fenn
  • When she thought she always tapped on the floor with her right foot, rhythmically.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • The sound of our merriment mixing so rhythmically was music to my ears.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • She began to rock herself, slowly, rhythmically, back and forth.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • Articulation must be rhythmically in sympathy with the movement or the rhythm of the song.

  • All must be done in a moment, rhythmically and without local effort.

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