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rhythm (plural rhythms)
- The variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter.
- Dance to the rhythm of the music.
- A specifically defined pattern of such variation.
- Most dances have a rhythm as distinctive as the Iambic verse in poetry
- A flow, repetition or regularity.
- Once you get the rhythm of it, the job will become easy.
- The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetitive event.
- We walked with a quick, even rhythm.
- The musical instruments which provide rhythm (mainly; not or less melody) in a musical ensemble.
- The Baroque term basso continuo is virtually equivalent to rhythm
- A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process.
- The rhythm of the seasons dominates agriculture as well as wildlife
- Controlled repetition of a phrase, incident or other element as a stylistic figure in literature and other narrative arts; the effect it creates.
- The running gag is a popular rhythm in motion pictures and theater comedy
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variation of strong and weak elements of sounds over time
tempo or speed of a beat, song, or repeated event
rhythm section — see rhythm section
flow, repetition or regularity
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