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rhythmic

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɪðmɪk
 
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Definition of rhythmic in English:

adjective

1Having or relating to rhythm: a rhythmic dance
More example sentences
  • They use alliteration and rhythmic art in a way that has been compared to the prose of Ælfric.
  • So I worked out what I wanted to do with the hexameter line, a line that is strongly rhythmic.
  • In a Kathak solo performance; the dancer first recites the rhythmic composition of the dance.
Synonyms
pulsing, with a steady pulse, rhythmical, metrical, measured, throbbing, beating, pulsating, cadenced, lilting, repeated, periodic, regular, steady, even, paced
2Occurring regularly: there are rhythmic changes in our bodies
More example sentences
  • The conversion step at which rhythmic ethylene production is regulated also differs between species.
  • As he continued to ponder these things, he noted her breathing had become steady and rhythmic.
  • The only sound I could hear was the steady pace of my own breathing, which along with the rhythmic escape of air bubbles was quite hypnotic.

Origin

early 17th century: from French rhythmique or via Latin from Greek rhuthmikos, from rhuthmos (see rhythm).

Derivatives

rhythmical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • You can't imagine how strange it seemed to be journeying on thus, without any visible cause of progress other than the magical machine, with its flying white breath and rhythmical, unvarying pace… swifter than a bird flies.
  • Pindar was famous for the complexity and beauty of his poetry, which generally employed a three-part structure using repeated rhythmical patterns of words.
  • The numbers follow with rhythmical regularity, the hush intensifying.

rhythmically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The harmonization is usually dissonant but rhythmically regular and obsessive.
  • Never retrieve steadily, rhythmically but try and make the fly come back erratically, looking every bit like the live insect.
  • A large proportion of the rhythmically regulated genes also directly respond to environmental stress.

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