or eu·ryth·mics

[yoo-rith-miks, yuh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. eureka moment,
  2. eureka stockade,
  3. eureka!,
  4. eurhythmia,
  5. eurhythmic,
  6. eurhythmy,
  7. euripides,
  8. euripus,
  9. euro,
  10. euro mp

Origin of eurhythmics

First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at eurhythmic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for eurhythmics


esp US eurythmics

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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