polyrhythm(redirected from Polymetre)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
The use or an instance of simultaneous contrasting rhythms.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Music, other) music a style of composition in which each part exhibits different rhythms
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
pol•y•rhythm(ˈpɒl iˌrɪð əm)
the simultaneous juxtaposition of two or more contrasting rhythms in music.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.