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rhythm US English

A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound

rhythm US Thesaurus

the rhythm of the music

rhythm New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

pattern of movement or sound

algorithm New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

process or set of rules used in calculations

beta rhythm US English

The normal electrical activity of the brain when conscious and alert, consisting of oscillations (beta waves) with a frequency of 18 to 25 hertz

alpha rhythm US English

The normal electrical activity of the brain when conscious and relaxed, consisting of oscillations (alpha waves) with a frequency of 8 to 13 hertz

cross-rhythm US English

A rhythm used simultaneously with another rhythm or rhythms

delta rhythm US English

Electrical activity of the brain at a frequency of around 1-8 Hz, typical of sleep. The resulting oscillations, detected using an electroencephalograph, are called delta waves

dotted rhythm US English

Rhythm in which the beat is unequally subdivided into a long dotted note and a short note

rhythm guitar US English

A guitar part consisting of the chord sequences of a pop or rock song

rhythm method US English

A method of avoiding conception by which sexual intercourse is restricted to the times of a woman’s menstrual cycle when ovulation is least likely to occur

sprung rhythm US English

A poetic meter approximating speech, each foot having one stressed syllable followed by a varying number of unstressed ones

theta rhythm US English

Electrical activity observed in the brain under certain conditions, consisting of oscillations (theta waves) with a frequency of 4 to 7 hertz

sprung rhythm New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

poetic metre with each foot having one stressed syllable followed by a varying number of unstressed ones

rhythm section US English

The part of a pop or jazz group supplying the rhythm, generally regarded as consisting of bass and drums and sometimes piano or guitar

rhythm guitarist US English

A person who plays rhythm guitar in a rock or pop group

rhythm and blues US English

A form of popular music of African-American origin that arose during the 1940s from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. It was an immediate precursor of rock and roll

biorhythm US English

A recurring cycle in the physiology or functioning of an organism, such as the daily cycle of sleeping and waking