Definition of cross-rhythm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌriT͟Həm/


1A rhythm used simultaneously with another rhythm or rhythms.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • An intricate pattern of identical complex cross-rhythms repeat every 30 seconds producing a trance inducing effect.

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Syllabification: cross-rhythm

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