Definitions for rhythm
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rhythm.
rhythm, beat, musical rhythmnoun
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
"the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
rhythm, regular recurrencenoun
recurring at regular intervals
cycle, rhythm, roundnoun
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
rhythm, speech rhythmnoun
the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
"the rhythm of Frost's poetry"
rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm, calendar method of birth control, calendar methodnoun
natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
The variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter.
Dance to the rhythm of the music.
A specifically defined pattern of such variation
Most dances have a rhythm as distinctive as the Iambic verse in poetry
A flow, repetition or regularity.
Once you get the rhythm of it, the job will become easy.
The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetetive event.
We walked with a quick, even rhythm.
The musical instruments which provide rhythm (mainly; not or less melody) in a musical ensemble
The Baroque term basso continuo is virtually equivalent to rhythm
A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process
Controlled repetition of a phrase, incident or other element as a stylistic figure in literature and other narrative arts; the effect it creates
The running gag is a popular rhythm in motion pictures and theater comedy
Etymology: First coined 1557, from rhythmus, from ῥυθμός, from ῥέω.
Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions". This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time can apply to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything from microseconds to several seconds (as with the riff in a rock music song); to several minutes or hours, or, at the most extreme, even over many years. Rhythm is related to and distinguished from pulse, meter, and beats:
in the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents, etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry, the dance, or the like
movement in musical time, with periodical recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry of movement and accent
a division of lines into short portions by a regular succession of arses and theses, or percussions and remissions of voice on words or syllables
the harmonious flow of vocal sounds
Etymology: [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr. measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow. See Stream.]
Rhythm generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions." This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time can apply to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything from microseconds to millions of years. In the performance arts rhythm is the timing of events on a human scale; of musical sounds and silences, of the steps of a dance, or the meter of spoken language and poetry. Rhythm may also refer to visual presentation, as "timed movement through space." and a common language of pattern unites rhythm with geometry. In recent years, rhythm and meter have become an important area of research among music scholars. Recent work in these areas includes books by Maury Yeston, Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff, Jonathan Kramer, Christopher Hasty, Godfried Toussaint, William Rothstein, and Joel Lester.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rithm, or rithm, n. flowing motion: metre: regular recurrence of accents: harmony of proportion: a measure, or foot: (mus.) the regular succession of heavy and light accents: (phys.) the succession of alternate and opposite states.—adjs. Rhyth′mic, -al, having or pertaining to rhythm or metre.—adv. Rhyth′mically.—n. Rhyth′mics, the science of rhythm.—v.t. and v.i. Rhyth′mise, to subject to rhythm: to observe rhythm.—n. Rhyth′mist, one who composes in rhythm.—adj. Rhythm′less, destitute of rhythm.—ns. Rhythmom′eter, an instrument for marking rhythms for music, a metronome; Rhythmopœ′ia, the art of composing rhythmically. [L.,—Gr. rhythmos—rhein, to flow.]
A regular movement, feeling or sound.
The rhythm of the music makes us want to dance.
Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'rhythm' in Nouns Frequency: #1785
The numerical value of rhythm in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of rhythm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
He went out there and played good, i know he was trying to get into a rhythm. He got a couple of shots to go down, and it was good to see.
I was just trying to push the pace and get in the lane, stay aggressive and get to the rim, get into a rhythm, i think I did a good job of that in the second half.
You're going to have some rotations in the lineup and it’s tough to get any kind of rhythm going just because of all the consistency, i think it’ll be different when we see Mexico/Jamaica next round, which is more like what we’re used to playing, two games with three days off.
We had to make changes, that is always a bit of a rhythm breaker, in the final third everything is instinct between the regulars, and we missed a bit of that.
In the beginning there was not a lot of rhythm for me volleying, returns were going all over the place, and then suddenly he started connecting with a few.
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- ritmeCatalan, Valencian
- rytmus, tempo, taktCzech
- mønster, rytmeDanish
- tahti, rytmiFinnish
- ruitheamScottish Gaelic
- ritmus, ütemHungarian
- ritme, iramaIndonesian
- 율, 리듬Korean
- ritma, rentakMalay
- ритм, тактRussian
- ритам, ritamSerbo-Croatian
- ரிதம், தாளம்Tamil
- ritim, ritmTurkish
- nhịp điệu, nhịpVietnamese
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