rhythmic

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for rhythmic

Synonyms

cadenced, cadent, measured, metrical (or metric)

Antonyms

arrhythmic, nonmetrical, unmeasured, unrhythmic

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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

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Then there was just the cool jungle, the chatter of parakeets and macaws, and the rhythmic sound of the ocean. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019 No messing around with these tight simple, but potently rhythmic, blues songs. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "My Vinyl Countdown preparing or the last post -- I need another 30 months," 10 Aug. 2019 Zhang made the Debussy movements marvels of magical pastels and half-lights, of the subtlest rhythmic inflections. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "D-FW connections abound in N.M. performances by pianist Haochen Zhang and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale," 6 Aug. 2019 The push-and-pull between the two was a marvel of rhythmic and melodic tension and release. . . . Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "João Gilberto, a quiet and leading voice of Brazil’s bossa nova music, dies at 88," 6 July 2019 The sessions usually attract anywhere from 15 to 25 people from a wide range of ages to the library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, with others dropping in and out to try their hand on a few rhythmic patterns. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "What’s that tribal beat coming from Friendswood library?," 22 July 2019 Throughout The Gift, the rhythmic trickiness of Nigerian afrobeats and the lilt of Jamaican dembow not only widen the expected palette, but also serve as reminders of how much the African diaspora already shapes Western pop. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Beyoncé Remixed the Meaning of The Lion King," 26 July 2019 In addition, the more rhythmic these cells were, the better the animals seemed to be at detecting whisker taps. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "“Metronome” Neurons Act Like Timekeepers in Mouse Brains," 18 July 2019 His sweet sound, rhythmic prowess and improvisational brio turn every performance into a revelatory journey. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "A wave of great jazz singers is headed for the Bay Area," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of rhythmic

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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 rhythmical (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 rhythmically (audio) \ adverb

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