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Meaning of RHYTHM

Pronunciation:  'ridhum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
  2. [n]  recurring at regular intervals
  3. [n]  the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry"
  4. [n]  the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
  5. [n]  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"

RHYTHM is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: beat, calendar method, calendar method of birth control, cycle, musical rhythm, regular recurrence, rhythm method, rhythm method of birth control, round, speech rhythm
 See Also: backbeat, cardiac rhythm, cyclicity, downbeat, guide, heart rhythm, inflection, interval, musical time, natural family planning, periodicity, phase, phase angle, prosody, syncopation, template, templet, time interval, upbeat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rhythm\, n. [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr.
??? measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow.
See {Stream}.]
1. In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a
   regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents,
   etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry,
   the dance, or the like.

2. (Mus.) Movement in musical time, with periodical
   recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which
   marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry
   of movement and accent. --Moore (Encyc.)

3. A division of lines into short portions by a regular
   succession of arses and theses, or percussions and
   remissions of voice on words or syllables.

4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.