rhythm section


noun Music.

band instruments, as drums or bass, that supply rhythm rather than harmony or melody.
the group of players in a band who play such instruments.

Nearby words

  1. rhys, jean,
  2. rhythm,
  3. rhythm and blues,
  4. rhythm band,
  5. rhythm method,
  6. rhythm stick,
  7. rhythm, biological,
  8. rhythm-and-blues,
  9. rhythmic,
  10. rhythmic gymnastics

Origin of rhythm section

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for rhythm section

rhythm section

noun

those instruments in a band or group (usually piano, double bass, and drums) whose prime function is to supply the rhythm
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