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rhythm section

noun, Music.
1.
band instruments, as drums or bass, that supply rhythm rather than harmony or melody.
2.
the group of players in a band who play such instruments.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Different drums have different sounds, so in total, it has the pleasing effect of a rather random rhythm section.
  • Not slow as in luxurious, but slow as in deliberate, pushing against the forward spin of the rhythm section.
British Dictionary definitions for rhythm section

rhythm section

noun
1.
those instruments in a band or group (usually piano, double bass, and drums) whose prime function is to supply the rhythm
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