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cross-rhythm Line breaks: cross-rhythm
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsrɪð(ə)m/

Definition of cross-rhythm in English:


A 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.
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