polyrhythm

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noun poly·rhythm \ˈpä-lē-ˌri-thəm\

Definition of polyrhythm

  1. :  the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in music

polyrhythmic

play \ˌpä-lē-ˈrith-mik\ adjective

polyrhythmically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1908

First Known Use of polyrhythm

1908


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