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rhythmic

[rith -mik] /ˈrɪð mɪk/
adjective
1.
cadenced; rhythmical.
noun
2.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin rhythmicus < Greek rhythmikós. See rhythm, -ic
Related forms
hyperrhythmic, adjective
nonrhythmic, adjective
semirhythmic, adjective
unrhythmic, adjective
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Examples from the web for rhythmic
  • Repeat the rhythmic preparation and take a long stretch the other direction.
  • But all compulsive patients tend to repeat, to isolate their actions from others and to subject them to a rhythmic sequence.
  • The effect is a stunning first notice, a rhythmic horizontal read and then a deep plunge into the painting's inner structure.
  • When nerve cells fired, loudspeakers sounded a series of rhythmic pops.
  • The same rhythmic music is also played during the fight, the beat increasing in intensity during each round.
  • Brain cells emit electronic signals in a rhythmic, up-and-down pattern.
  • It seems that dyslexics may have particular difficulty in processing rhythmic patterns in speech.
  • Our music is rhythmic and loved by people all over the world.
  • Accompanying all this activity was the rhythmic swooshing of milk flowing through the overhead pipeline.
  • The chimpanzees' hair will stand on end and then they start this rhythmic swaying from side to side.
British Dictionary definitions for rhythmic

rhythmic

/ˈrɪðmɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by rhythm, as in movement or sound; metrical, periodic, or regularly recurring
Derived Forms
rhythmically, adverb
rhythmicity (rɪðˈmɪsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for rhythmic
adj.

1560s, from French rhythmique or directly from Latin rhythmicus, from Greek rhythmikos, from rhythmos (see rhythm). Related: Rhythmical; rhythmically.

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