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rhythmic

[rith -mik] /ˈrɪð mɪk/
adjective
1.
cadenced; rhythmical.
noun
2.
Origin of rhythmic
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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  • Steadily the paddle swung all the long morning, but without awakening any rhythmic song in his heart.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • Ed's first notice of this was a rhythmic crashing outside the cabin.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • He substituted musical declamation of a very highly-developed order for the rhythmic melody and symmetrical movements of opera.

  • The rhythmic lapping of the waves was the only sound that stirred the balmy air.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • No one can read "De Profundis" with its rhythmic repetitions of phrase without realising this in an extraordinary degree.

    Oscar Wilde Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
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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