rhythmic

adjective
rhyth·​mic | \ ˈrit͟h-mik How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \
variants: or rhythmical \ ˈriṯẖ-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \

Definition of rhythmic

1 : marked by or moving in pronounced rhythm
2 : of, relating to, or involving rhythm

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Other Words from rhythmic

rhythmically \ ˈriṯẖ-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of rhythmic in a Sentence

We could hear a rhythmic drumming outside. lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of her mother's voice reading the Bible
Recent Examples on the Web The trail climbs 1,000 feet over about 2 miles to the PCT, with switchbacks keeping it rhythmic. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2021 The rhythmic gallop of a horse, for example, will become strips of brown, orange, and white rippling across Pioneer Tower. Kalley Huang, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 The swishing of delicate and bold materials, set against the rhythmic thumping of models’ walk on (deliberately) creaky floors, was surprisingly soothing. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 July 2021 That creamy, boozy concoction is as synonymous with a beach vacation as the rhythmic lullaby of crashing waves and the fiery hues of a spectacular sunset. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 14 July 2021 For months on end, the USL season falls into a rhythmic beat of weekday training sessions followed by Saturday matches, typically against the same handful of intra-conference opponents. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2021 Saxophonist Garrett is known for his rhythmic approach and, most importantly in the world of jazz, his own musical fingerprint sound. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 10 July 2021 His rhythmic sensibilities also earned him credit as a crucial forbearer of hip-hop. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 8 July 2021 The sound from the Rotel A11 is deliciously warm with a muscular presentation and a vibrant rhythmic nature that is a delight to listen to. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of rhythmic

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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27 Jul 2021

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“Rhythmic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythmic. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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rhythmic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rhythmic

: having a regular repeated pattern of sounds or movements

rhythmic

adjective
rhyth·​mic | \ ˈrit͟h-mik How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \
variants: or rhythmical \ -​mi-​kəl \

Kids Definition of rhythmic

: having a regular repeated pattern of beats, sounds, activity, or movements As the windshield wipers began their rhythmic exercise, the family rode in silence …— Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby

Other Words from rhythmic

rhythmically adverb

rhythmic

adjective
rhyth·​mic | \ ˈrit͟h-mik How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \
variants: or rhythmical \ -​mi-​kəl How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhythmic

1 : of, relating to, or involving rhythm
2 : marked by or moving in pronounced rhythm rhythmic contractions

Other Words from rhythmic

rhythmically \ -​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \ adverb

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Nglish: Translation of rhythmic for Spanish Speakers

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