rhythm, beat, musical rhythm(noun)
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
"the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
rhythm, regular recurrence(noun)
recurring at regular intervals
cycle, rhythm, round(noun)
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
rhythm, speech rhythm(noun)
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 method(noun)
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
Origin: First coined 1557, from rhythmus, from ῥυθμός, from ῥέω.
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
Origin: [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.]
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Happiness will be abundant in your life when there is love, beauty, rhythm, and rhyme.
Being exposed to daylight helps keep your stress levels and your circadian rhythm in check.
The reason I probably like it is the rhythm of the image, the interruption by the black lines.
People who have lost the ability to speak can’t retrieve words or maintain a rhythm in their speech.
I have never played anyone like her, and I was struggling to find my rhythm, it was a really tough match.
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Translations for rhythm
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- إيقاع, Arabic
- ritmeCatalan, Valencian
- tempo, rytmus, taktCzech
- mønster, rytmeDanish
- tahti, rytmiFinnish
- ruitheamScottish Gaelic
- ütem, ritmusHungarian
- ritme, iramaIndonesian
- 리듬, 율Korean
- ritma, rentakMalay
- ритм, тактRussian
- ритам, ritamSerbo-Croatian
- தாளம், ரிதம்Tamil
- ritim, ritmTurkish
- nhịp điệu, nhịpVietnamese
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