Definition of cross-rhythm in English:

cross-rhythm

Syllabification: cross-rhythm

noun

Music
  • 1A rhythm used simultaneously with another rhythm or rhythms.
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    • A remarkable passage in unisons and octaves follows which leads to a fugue bristling with cross-rhythms.
    • This is a lyrical piece involving complex cross-rhythms.
    • The finale is a blazing samba, with all sorts of cross-rhythms and various textures.
  • 1.1The use of two or more rhythms simultaneously.
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    • An intricate pattern of identical complex cross-rhythms repeat every 30 seconds producing a trance inducing effect.

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