Definition of rhythmic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriT͟Hmik/


1Having or relating to rhythm: a rhythmic dance
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  • 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.
rhythmical, with a steady pulse, measured, throbbing, beating, pulsating, regular, steady, even
1.1Occurring regularly: there are rhythmic changes in our bodies
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  • 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.



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  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with rhythmic

eurhythmic, logarithmic

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Syllabification: rhyth·mic

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