noun (used with a singular verb)
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Can how a baby cries predict his or her future language skills?According to a Japanese proverb: “A crying child thrives.” A recent study that examines the complexity of an infant’s cries in relation to his or her language development seems to offer a scientific basis for this folk wisdom. For babies whose cries exhibited complex melodies by the age of two months, the study, published in the The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal says the probability of a …
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Origin of rhythmics
Origin of rhythmic
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(functioning as singular) the study of rhythmic movement
of, relating to, or characterized by rhythm, as in movement or sound; metrical, periodic, or regularly recurring
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1560s, from French rhythmique or directly from Latin rhythmicus, from Greek rhythmikos, from rhythmos (see rhythm). Related: Rhythmical; rhythmically.
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