or eu·ryth·mics

[ yoo-rith-miks, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɪð mɪks, yə- /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

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.



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Origin of eurhythmics

First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at eurhythmic, -ics
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esp US eurythmics

/ (juːˈrɪðmɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

a system of training through physical movement to music, originally taught by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, to develop grace and musical understanding
dancing of this style, expressing the rhythm and spirit of the music through body movements
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