rhythmics

[ rith-miks ]
/ ˈrɪð mɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of rhythm and rhythmic forms.
Also rhythmic.

Origin of rhythmics

First recorded in 1860–65; rhythm + -ics

Definition for rhythmics (2 of 2)

rhythmic

[ rith-mik ]
/ ˈrɪð mɪk /

adjective

cadenced; rhythmical.

noun

Origin of rhythmic

1595–1605; < Late Latin rhythmicus < Greek rhythmikós. See rhythm, -ic

Related forms

hy·per·rhyth·mic, adjectivenon·rhyth·mic, adjectivesem·i·rhyth·mic, adjectiveun·rhyth·mic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for rhythmics

  • What right have people to sing who know nothing about rhythmics, melodies, dynamics?

    Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage

British Dictionary definitions for rhythmics (1 of 2)

rhythmics

/ (ˈrɪðmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of rhythmic movement

British Dictionary definitions for rhythmics (2 of 2)

rhythmic

rhythmical (ˈrɪðmɪkəl)

/ (ˈrɪðmɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by rhythm, as in movement or sound; metrical, periodic, or regularly recurring

Derived Forms

rhythmically, adverbrhythmicity (rɪðˈmɪsɪtɪ), noun
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