- the pattern of regular or irregular pulses caused in music by the occurrence of strong and weak melodic and harmonic beats.
- a particular form of this: duple rhythm; triple rhythm.
- metrical or rhythmical form; meter; cadence.
- a particular kind of metrical form.
- metrical movement.
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Origin of rhythm
OTHER WORDS FROM rhythmrhythmless, adjectivenon·rhythm, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rhythmrhyme, rhythm
Words nearby rhythm
Example sentences from the Web for rhythm
Millions of workers are unemployed, countless businesses are closed, and for many, the rhythms of work life may have been permanently changed.Even With A Vaccine, The Economy Could Take Many Months To Return To Normal|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
HeartMath’s Inner Balance sensor for iPhone and Android measures heart rhythm patterns to gauge users’ emotional states with an app that also includes guided meditations, real-time coaching tips, and journaling.
The refs themselves were out of rhythm and needed time to readjust to the speed of the game.
One big question, though, is whether women will turn out at high rates this year, with their kids out of school and the ordinary rhythms of life and work in disarray.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
There’s almost a musicality and rhythm to the way he speaks.
Sometimes a column has the economy and rhythm of a short story.
Royal Christmases have a rhythm and routine—but this year Will, Kate, and baby George have their own, more relaxed plans.
A car parked at a red light honked its horn in rhythm with the chant as the crowd passed in front of it.
Most rhythm sections play pretty straight, but we were pushing him, the way we were with Miles.
I never got a definitive answer, but I think he was used to having a rhythm section that would not be that dynamic under him.
The significance of time is determined by the movement of any selection, or, in other words, the rhythm.
The reason we associate rhythm with the significance of time is that rhythm is a measurer of time.
The rhythm of a simple tune plays favourably on a child's ear, enhancing life according to this great law.Children's Ways|James Sully
Much more attention should be given than is ordinarily devoted to the consideration of rhythm.
Their music is entirely of a light character, but they have rhythm and grace in a remarkable degree.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for rhythm
- the arrangement of the relative durations of and accents on the notes of a melody, usually laid out into regular groups (bars) of beats, the first beat of each bar carrying the stress
- any specific arrangement of such groupings; timequadruple rhythm
- the arrangement of words into a more or less regular sequence of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables
- any specific such arrangement; metre
Derived forms of rhythmrhythmless, adjective
Word Origin for rhythm
Medical definitions for rhythm
Cultural definitions for rhythm
The “beat” of music; the regular pattern of long and short notes. Certain kinds of music, such as blues or marches, have a very characteristic rhythm. Rhythm, harmony, and melody are elements of music.