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 They are credited with launching the catchy Afrobeat dance music featuring prominent guitars, complex brass harmonies, and poly-rhythmic drumming. Andrew Meldrum, BostonGlobe.com, "Drummer Tony Allen, driver of Afrobeat sound, dies at 79," 1 May 2020 Allen was the drummer behind the syncopated drumming that breathed rhythmic life into Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat genre blend of big band jazz, funk and traditional African music formats. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa, "Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen has died," 30 Apr. 2020 Born in Lagos in 1940, Allen’s rhythmic journey began as if with his first heartbeat. Los Angeles Times, "Tony Allen, famed Afrobeat drummer with Fela Kuti, dies at 79," 30 Apr. 2020 To me, playing piano feels like a rhythmic brain massage. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Music might not heal everything, but a rented piano is my coronavirus quarantine savior," 28 Apr. 2020 Deep sleep evokes rhythmic waves of cerebrospinal fluid that may serve to clear toxins, including amyloid, from the brain. Kenneth S. Kosik, Scientific American, "Five Types of Research, Underexplored until Recently, Could Produce Alzheimer’s Treatments," 20 Apr. 2020 Students will learn how to play with confidence, use their music to connect deeply with listeners, blend harmonies with rhythmic accents, and create guitar melodies. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "15 of the Coolest MasterClass Courses You Can Take Right Now," 14 Apr. 2020 The book’s standard mode is comedy of errors: rhythmic, fleet and perforated with omissions and miscommunications that beget more of the same. Stephen Kearse, New York Times, "An Unlikely Romance Blooms in a Hospital Room, Then Metastisizes," 21 Apr. 2020 That rhythmic, white noise is the background music to our call. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "'We hear you, dad': A daughter stays on the phone for hours and hours as her father dies alone from coronavirus," 19 Apr. 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 2 Jun. 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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