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[rith -mi-kuh l] /ˈrɪð mɪ kəl/
periodic, as motion, or a drumbeat.
having a flowing rhythm.
of or relating to rhythm:
an excellent rhythmical sense.
Origin of rhythmical
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rhythmically
  • Some people started clapping rhythmically but the hall was quieted down.
  • The verse forms are dramatically logical and rhythmically descriptive, the action leading and largely determining the form.
  • And rhythmically, it lets musicians experiment as much as they want, as long as they understand the system.
  • He tries for technique only when he attempts to imitate her walk, by allowing his camera to sway rhythmically from side to side.
  • The pen swung rhythmically toward the panel and back.
  • Between the diners and the ocean is a knee-high stone wall, against which waves lap rhythmically.
  • The heart is a hollow muscular organ located between the lungs that rhythmically contracts to pump blood throughout the body.

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