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rhythm

 (rĭth′əm)
n.
1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions: the rhythm of the tides.
2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
3. Music
a. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
b. A specific kind of such patterning: a waltz rhythm.
c. A group of instruments supplying the rhythm in a band.
4.
a. The pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in accentual verse or of long and short syllables in quantitative verse.
b. The similar but less formal sequence of sounds in prose.
c. A specific kind of metrical pattern or flow: iambic rhythm.
5.
a. The sense of temporal development created in a work of literature or a film by the arrangement of formal elements such as the length of scenes, the nature and amount of dialogue, or the repetition of motifs.
b. A regular or harmonious pattern created by lines, forms, and colors in painting, sculpture, and other visual arts.
6. The pattern of development produced in a literary or dramatic work by repetition of elements such as words, phrases, incidents, themes, images, and symbols.
7. Procedure or routine characterized by regularly recurring elements, activities, or factors: the rhythm of civilization; the rhythm of the lengthy negotiations.

[Latin rhythmus, from Greek rhuthmos; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]
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rhythm

(ˈrɪðəm)
n
1. (Music, other)
a. the arrangement of the relative durations of and accents on the notes of a melody, usually laid out into regular groups (bars) of beats, the first beat of each bar carrying the stress
b. any specific arrangement of such groupings; time: quadruple rhythm.
2. (Poetry) (in poetry)
a. the arrangement of words into a more or less regular sequence of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables
b. any specific such arrangement; metre
3. (Art Terms) (in painting, sculpture, architecture, etc) a harmonious sequence or pattern of masses alternating with voids, of light alternating with shade, of alternating colours, etc
4. (Physiology) any sequence of regularly recurring functions or events, such as the regular recurrence of certain physiological functions of the body, as the cardiac rhythm of the heartbeat
[C16: from Latin rhythmus, from Greek rhuthmos; related to rhein to flow]
ˈrhythmless adj
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rhythm

(ˈrɪð əm)

n.
1. movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.
2.
a. the pattern of regular or irregular pulses caused in music by the occurrence of strong and weak melodic and harmonic beats.
b. a particular form of this: triple rhythm.
3. measured movement, as in dancing.
4. the pattern of recurrent strong and weak accents, long and short syllables, and vocalization and silence in speech.
5. Pros.
a. metrical or rhythmical form; meter.
b. a particular kind of metrical form.
c. metrical movement.
6. a patterned repetition of a motif, formal element, etc., at regular or irregular intervals in the same or a modified form.
7. Physiol. the regular recurrence of an action or function, as of the beat of the heart or the menstrual cycle.
8. the regular recurrence of particular phases, elements, etc.: the rhythm of the seasons.
9. the regular recurrence of related elements in a progression or other system of motion: the importance of rhythm in film editing.
[1550–60; < Latin rhythmus < Greek rhythmós, akin to rheîn to flow]
rhyth′mic (-mɪk) rhyth′mi•cal, adj.
rhyth′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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rhythm

The pattern of stress through verse. Sprung rhythm has one stressed and several unstressed syllables to each foot.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhythm - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of musicrhythm - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
backbeat - a loud steady beat
downbeat - the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)
offbeat, upbeat - an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
syncopation - a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
2.rhythm - recurring at regular intervals
cyclicity, periodicity - the quality of recurring at regular intervals
cardiac rhythm, heart rhythm - the rhythm of a beating heart
3.rhythm - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occursrhythm - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
phase angle, phase - a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
4.rhythm - the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry"
template, templet, guide - a model or standard for making comparisons
prosody, inflection - the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
5.rhythm - natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)rhythm - natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
natural family planning - any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
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rhythm

noun
1. beat, swing, accent, pulse, tempo, cadence, lilt His music fused the rhythms of jazz and classical music.
2. metre, time, measure (Prosody), stress, flow, cadence the rhythm and rhyme inherent in nursery rhymes
3. pattern, movement, flow, periodicity, recurrent nature This is the rhythm of the universe.
Quotations
"It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing" [Duke Ellington song title]
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rhythm

noun
The patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music:
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Translations
إِيْقاعإيقاع، حَرَكات مُنْتَظَمَهوَزْن
rytmus
rytme
rytmi
ritam
ritmusérzék
rytmi, takturrytmi, taktur, hljóîfalltaktur, rytmi
リズム
리듬
ritminisritmiškairitmiškasritmo jausmas
ritem
rytm
จังหวะ
ritimşarkı söyleme yeteneğiahenkdizem
nhịp điệu

rhythm

[ˈrɪðəm]
A. Nritmo m
rhythm and blues (Mus) → rhythm and blues m
B. CPD rhythm guitar Nguitarra f rítmica
rhythm method N [of contraception] → método m de Ogino-Knaus
rhythm section N (Mus) → sección f rítmica
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rhythm

[ˈrɪðəm] n
[music, movement] → rythme m
to have no sense of rhythm → ne pas avoir le sens du rythme
[seasons, body] → rythme mrhythm and blues nrhythm and blues m
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rhythm

nRhythmus m; the rhythm method (of contraception)die Knaus-Ogino-Methode; rhythm section (of band)Rhythmusgruppe f; rhythm and bluesRhythm-and-Blues m
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rhythm

[ˈrɪðm] nritmo
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rhythm

(ˈriðəm) noun
1. a regular, repeated pattern of sounds, stresses or beats in music, poetry etc. Just listen to the rhythm of those drums; complicated rhythms.
2. a regular, repeated pattern of movements. The rowers lost their rhythm.
3. an ability to sing, move etc with rhythm. That girl has got rhythm.
ˈrhythmic, ˈrhythmical adjective
of or with rhythm. rhythmic movement; The dancing was very rhythmical.
ˈrhythmically adverb
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rhythm

إِيْقاع rytmus rytme Rhythmus ρυθμός ritmo rytmi rythme ritam ritmo リズム 리듬 ritme rytme rytm ritmo ритм rytm จังหวะ ritim nhịp điệu 节奏
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rhythm

n. ritmo, regularidad en la acción o función de un órgano u órganos del cuerpo tal como el corazón.
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rhythm

n ritmo
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References in periodicals archive ?
The first group received the light input just after the slow oscillations, so their spindle could form a triple rhythm (in phase): slow oscillation-spindle-ripples.
With the triple rhythm of this movement is associated an [Musical Expression Omitted] extreme use of syncopation, involving many examples of the (perfect) breve imperfected simultaneously by a minim a parte anteriori and a minim a parte posteriori.