musical rhythm

musical rhythm

noun
the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn: rhythm
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musical rhythm

in music, the placement of sounds in time. In its most general sense rhythm (Greek rhythmos, derived from rhein, "to flow") is an ordered alternation of contrasting elements. The notion of rhythm also occurs in other arts (e.g., poetry, painting, sculpture, and architecture) as well as in nature (e.g., biological rhythms).

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