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

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 Despite their enormous size disparities, both MIMAC and LIGO look for the same effect: the rhythmic stretching and contraction of spacetime caused by a gravitational wave traveling at the speed of light. Tim Folger, Scientific American, "Tiny Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Search Anywhere in the Sky," 30 June 2020 Gay liberation has always been a rhythmic tide — high, then low, then high, then low again. Ryan Kost, SFChronicle.com, "50 years of San Francisco Pride, from Stonewall to Black Lives Matter," 26 June 2020 Iris resumes chopping, the rhythmic sound of metal on wood filling the silence before their answer arrives. Clare Sestanovich, Harper's Magazine, "Annunciation," 23 June 2020 Sydnor closed the Freedom Walk address by encouraging participants to support the local Buckeye businesses and arts and crafts in the vendor village as rhythmic beats from a drum circle began to fill the air. John Kuntz, cleveland, "NAACP Cleveland chapter’s Freedom Walk through Buckeye neighborhood celebrates Juneteenth and protests for equality," 20 June 2020 Today's workshop introduces kids to the process of playing poly-rhythmic musical compositions. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do: In-person events this week in Cincinnati, June 14-21," 14 June 2020 Officers started beating their shields and advancing in the rhythmic, clattering unison of soldiers marching forward. Freep.com, "Detroit saw relative calm amid protests. When it didn’t, here’s what police did.," 13 June 2020 Try rhythmic exercises, such as running, swimming, cycling and walking, to get your blood pumping in major muscle groups. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "How to make good decisions when you're paralyzed by the stress of protests and the pandemic," 4 June 2020 Many tracks beam straight into an early-’90s warehouse with spritzing hi-hats, rhythmic piano, and spiraling diva wails. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Lady Gaga Is Back and Smaller Than Ever," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of rhythmic

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Rhythmic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythmic. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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rhythmic

adjective
How to pronounce rhythmic (audio)

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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