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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When doctors need a patient to breathe in a rhythmic pattern, the duck can emit a series of pulses, designed to mimic a heartbeat, that can help to calm a child and guide their breathing. Peter Holley, Washington Post, "Children battling cancer can’t always express their feelings. Now a robotic duck is doing it for them.," 20 June 2019 Eastern right whales were never known to call in repeated, rhythmic patterns that constitute singing, the NOAA said. Fox News, "Rare whale near Alaska recorded singing for first time," 20 June 2019 Participants are encouraged to bring drums, percussion instruments or other objects to create rhythmic sounds. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Texas Taco Tequila and Music Festival; Family Day: Eid," 6 June 2019 The rhythmic sound of water cascading from the wall fountain in the front courtyard of this Los Gatos home immediately creates a relaxed and comforting ambience. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Bask in the comfort of this Mediterranean-style home’s serene aura and beautiful architectural details in Los Gatos," 5 June 2019 Cocoa Tea makes reggae and mellow dancehall with plenty of creative rhythmic articulations. John Adamian, courant.com, "Cocoa Tea Coming To Toad's Place," 26 May 2018 For me, at the beginning of the third track, there's quite an interesting gated, weird pad sound that turns into a rhythmic sound. Elias Leight, Billboard, "How Meditation Helped Jon Hopkins Make His Riveting 'Singularity' Album," 4 May 2018 The rhythmic plink-plink-plink of hammers striking red-hot iron punctuated the sound of 1960s garage rock coming from a distant stereo. Josh Baugh, ExpressNews.com, "In San Antonio, old-world blacksmithing yields new tools," 17 June 2019 Partake in the popular pastime of flying kites in historic Tiananmen Square; and in the gardens of the Temple of Heaven, join in on checkers and rhythmic gymnastics. National Geographic, "China High School Expedition," 12 June 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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