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rhythmical

[rith -mi-kuh l] /ˈrɪð mɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
periodic, as motion, or a drumbeat.
2.
having a flowing rhythm.
3.
of or pertaining to rhythm:
an excellent rhythmical sense.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; rhythmic + -al1
Related forms
rhythmically, adverb
hyperrhythmical, adjective
hyperrhythmically, adverb
hyperrhythmicalness, noun
nonrhythmical, adjective
nonrhythmically, adverb
semirhythmical, adjective
semirhythmically, adverb
unrhythmical, adjective
unrhythmically, adverb
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Examples from the web for rhythmical
  • The drums are accompanied by the rhythmical beating of the sticks and maracas.
  • The applause was rhythmical and ecstatic, as at a revivalist gathering.
  • The novel is a triumph of local observation by a keen eye and ear and a rhythmical style.
  • The irregular verse of the opening is replaced by rhymed, rhythmical stanzas, and the familiar world is illuminated by myth.
British Dictionary definitions for rhythmical

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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