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

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Other Words from rhythmic

rhythmically \ ˈriṯẖ-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rhythmic (audio) \ adverb

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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 Though catchy and rhythmic, the song's deep lyrics read like a page out of a philosophy book. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "New Music To Know: Dove Cameron Doesn’t Want Your Lazy Love," 11 Apr. 2021 On top of that, his rap is catchy and rhythmic, which makes for easy listening. Samantha Lawyer, Country Living, "25 Best Mother’s Day Songs for a Musical Celebration," 8 Mar. 2021 The two-track club EP, featuring legendary Club Space icon Alan T, is texturally varied and showcases Moudaber’s signature dark, rhythmic and smoldering sound. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, "Techno Queen Nicole Moudaber Drops Hypnotic And Smoldering ‘The Volume’ EP," 5 Mar. 2021 The last decade, however, has challenged and changed rap’s aesthetics: Flows — the rhythmic patterns of vocal performance — have grown more melodic and more repetitive. Adam Bradley, New York Times, "The Artists Dismantling the Barriers Between Rap and Poetry," 4 Mar. 2021 Leading from the harpsichord, artistic director James Richman had obviously cultivated stylish rhythmic vitality. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Review: Dallas Bach Society performs Handel’s dramatic early oratorio ‘La resurrezione’," 19 Apr. 2021 After examining each artist’s note choices, rhythmic quirks, and preferences for harmony in the MIDI file, the computer creates new music that the staff could pore over to pick the best moments. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, "In Computero: Hear How AI Software Wrote a ‘New’ Nirvana Song," 2 Apr. 2021 Classical music calls for a graceful bowing across the strings, while jazz performance involves rhythmic finger plucking. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best upright bass," 28 Mar. 2021 Running—with its rhythmic simplicity and lower barrier to entry than other many other forms of exercise—represents a natural choice. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, "13 Benefits of Running That Will Make You Want to Log Some Miles," 16 Mar. 2021

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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 12 May. 2021.

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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 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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