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

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 With the rhythmic sounds and dance styles of Latin American and Caribbean music, hailing mostly from the African diaspora, our little feet were unable to stay still and our hips could not contain themselves from swaying. Ashley Garcia Lezcano, refinery29.com, 20 July 2022 At 6- feet 3 — tall for golf in that era — Weiskopf had a swing that was powerful and rhythmic, natural and athletic. Doug Ferguson, Hartford Courant, 21 Aug. 2022 At 6-foot-3 — tall for golf in that era — Weiskopf had a swing that was powerful and rhythmic, natural and athletic. Doug Ferguson, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2022 In 1996 a single humpback whale off the eastern coast of Australia was heard singing a new song, with a dramatically different melodic and rhythmic structure from the songs the eastern whales had been singing. Martha C. Nussbaum, The New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2022 Gains across all three formats -- pop, rhythmic and R&B/hip-hop -- fuel the song’s advance on the all-genre Radio Songs chart. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, 23 Sep. 2021 Urrea’s language is rhythmic and lively, and his details make a tale of impending death, gang violence, and family trauma charming and hilarious. Heather Hansman, The Atlantic, 10 May 2022 The soundscape is so memorable to me — parakeets chirping on the balcony, whirring fans, the screen door opening and closing with new visits, the rhythmic Adhan on cassette, the elote man whistling in the alleyway. Aida Ylanan, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2022 The signature chant followed, by the familiar five-clap rhythmic count, could be heard in a Red Sox clubhouse that was muzzled in silence, leaving six or so Sox players within earshot of the New York fans’ celebration. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rhythmic

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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25 Sep 2022

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More Definitions for rhythmic

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, Age 8

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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