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rhythm

rhythm

 
 
pronunciation:
rI thm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: movement marked by the regular repetition of accent, beat, or the like.
We clapped our hands to the rhythm of the drums.
synonyms:
beat, cadence, measure, time
similar words:
count, lilt, march, meter, pace, pulse, recurrence, swing
definition 2: a particular type of such movement.
A waltz rhythm is easy to recognize.
synonyms:
beat, cadence, measure, meter
similar words:
count, lilt, pace, tempo, time
definition 3: the regular repetition of a biological function, such as the beat of the heart.
The doctor listened to the rhythm of the patient's heart.
definition 4: a pattern of events or of a temporal process.
He was used to the rhythm of his work day, and he felt lost having to rest at home.
synonyms:
pattern
similar words:
flow, order, pace, schedule, shape, tempo
definition 5: in the visual arts, a uniform pattern resulting from the recurrence of colors, lines, or shapes.
I enjoy the particular rhythms of her paintings.
synonyms:
pattern
similar words:
balance, design, harmony, motif, order, proportion, symmetry, theme
derivation: rhythmless (adj.)
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