[rith-mi-kuh l]


periodic, as motion, or a drumbeat.
having a flowing rhythm.
of or relating to rhythm: an excellent rhythmical sense.

Origin of rhythmical

First recorded in 1560–70; rhythmic + -al1
Related formsrhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·rhyth·mi·cal, adjectivehy·per·rhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·rhyth·mi·cal·ness, nounnon·rhyth·mi·cal, adjectivenon·rhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·rhyth·mi·cal, adjectivesem·i·rhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverbun·rhyth·mi·cal, adjectiveun·rhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for rhythmical

Historical Examples of rhythmical

  • The rhythmical run of the line seems, however, to point to the other as the proper word.

    Y Gododin


  • Her body swayed gently at every step with a sort of rhythmical swing.

  • He was light upon his feet, and he advanced with a rhythmical step.

    The Coast of Bohemia

    William Dean Howells

  • It is the logic of rhythmical equation felt there, almost exclusively.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley

  • Acts are ritually repeated at the recurrence of the rhythmical points.


    William Graham Sumner