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running rhythm

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noun Prosody.
  1. the usual English verse rhythm created by a succession of metrical feet each of which consists of a stressed syllable and one or two unstressed ones.
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Compare sprung rhythm.

Origin of running rhythm

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called common rhythm.
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