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or eu·ryth·mics

[yoo-rith-miks, yuh-]
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.
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Origin of eurhythmics

First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at eurhythmic, -ics
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Examples from the Web for eurhythmics

Historical Examples

  • Eurhythmics is essentially an original contribution to education.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia


  • Eurhythmics, a general term, but usually used to denote a system of education evolved by mile Jaques-Dalcroze of Geneva.

  • A modern student of Dalcroze Eurhythmics would find the problem easy.

British Dictionary definitions for eurhythmics


esp US eurythmics

noun (functioning as singular)
  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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