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rhythmics

[rith -miks] /ˈrɪð mɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science of rhythm and rhythmic forms.
Also, rhythmic.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; rhythm + -ics

rhythmic

[rith -mik] /ˈrɪð mɪk/
adjective
1.
cadenced; rhythmical.
noun
2.
Origin
1595-1605; < Late Latin rhythmicus < Greek rhythmikós. See rhythm, -ic
Related forms
hyperrhythmic, adjective
nonrhythmic, adjective
semirhythmic, adjective
unrhythmic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhythmics

rhythmics

/ˈrɪðmɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of rhythmic movement

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 rhythmics

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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