polyrhythmic


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pol·y·rhythm

 (pŏl′ē-rĭth′əm)
n. Music
The use or an instance of simultaneous contrasting rhythms.

pol′y·rhyth′mic adj.

polyrhythmic

(ˌpɒlɪˈrɪðmɪk)
adj
(Music, other) music of or relating to polyrhythm; characterized by different rhythms
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