rhythmic

adjective rhyth·mic \ ˈrit͟h-mik \
variants: or rhythmical play \ˈriṯẖ-mi-kəl\
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of rhythmic

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

rhythmically

play \ˈriṯẖ-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of rhythmic in a Sentence

  1. We could hear a rhythmic drumming outside.

  2. lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of her mother's voice reading the Bible

Recent Examples of rhythmic from the Web

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First Known Use of rhythmic

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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RHYTHMIC Defined for English Language Learners

rhythmic

Definition of rhythmic for English Language Learners

  • : having a regular repeated pattern of sounds or movements


RHYTHMIC Defined for Kids

rhythmic

adjective rhyth·mic \ ˈrit͟h-mik \
variants: or rhythmical \-mi-kəl\

Definition of rhythmic for Students

: 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

rhythmically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

rhythmic

adjective rhyth·mic \ ˈrit͟h-mik \
variants: or rhythmical play \-mi-kəl\

medical Definition of rhythmic

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

rhythmically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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