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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rhythm and blues
rhythm method
rhythm section
▪ The timeslip had upset my circadian rhythms.
▪ Body rhythm is known as the inner clock or circadian rhythm.
▪ The more regular your schedule, the easier it is to retrain your circadian rhythm in a twenty-four-hour time period.
▪ To understand how exercise affects sleep, you must understand the circadian rhythm of the human body.
▪ When you remain awake all night, your circadian rhythm does not cease.
▪ The circadian rhythm you feel as wakefulness and sleepiness is the result of internal body changes.
▪ BioBrite is the kind of place where they talk a lot about circadian rhythms and the physiological effects of bright light.
▪ We are all aware to some degree of the daily rhythms of nature around us.
▪ After menopause theses daily rhythms decline in amplitude towards zero.
▪ The rat does not immediately adjust its daily rhythm to the melatonin.
▪ Rhythms in old age With increasing age, our daily rhythms begin to change.
▪ The daily rhythm was well marked.
▪ In some children, the development of daily rhythms is poor.
▪ What happens to the daily rhythms under such circumstances?
▪ As the different rhythms of these two-note pulses were combined they formed a simple moving pattern of sound.
▪ Under normal circumstances these different rhythms give the same information about external time; that is, they reinforce one another.
▪ It isn't the actual words you react to, but the different rhythm.
▪ The body that had been racked with sobbing was now pressing into him and moving in an altogether different rhythm.
▪ And there are different rhythms in this process.
▪ Blood began to splurge out and her screams pounded Jezrael with a different rhythm.
▪ Far down the mountain, the peloton and its stragglers have a different rhythm.
▪ The natural rhythm of speech is already familiar.
▪ The question of natural rhythms is more than just an individual concern, however.
▪ Aesop must have been a keen observer of natural animal rhythms.
▪ If he writes slowly and with extreme care, he forsakes natural rhythm and ease of style.
▪ They had fallen into a curious natural rhythm, even as the child grew older.
▪ Allow your natural rhythm to come to the fore.
▪ She flexed herself, she breathed spasmodically as if to confuse the natural rhythms of her body.
▪ Amplified vibration can reinforce the normal rhythm of speech and can greatly assist forming the right habits.
▪ The tiny device shocks the heart into normal rhythm when it beats too fast.
▪ Reflectiveness should be seen as natural and part of the normal rhythm of daily life.
▪ Sleeping tablets are not always the solution as they upset the normal rhythm of sleep and people may become dependent upon them.
▪ After the siesta, shops began to open and normal rhythms were resumed.
▪ The potential to develop normal rhythms is present in us all and is part of our genetic make-up.
▪ The sudden unnatural gesture destroyed the normal speech rhythm.
▪ The diary below is one way to establish how regular are the rhythms in your life-style and environment.
▪ It was in Vegas that Sinatra decided to book Norvo as his opening act and as his regular rhythm section.
▪ This time it was louder, closer, and of a more discernible and fervent, regular rhythm.
▪ Seasonal rhythms are generally much more regular than cyclical rhythms and so can be measured and forecasted more accurately.
▪ And suddenly, in the midst of the turmoil, everything steadied and locked into a slow relentless rhythm.
▪ Gently she improvised a slow sensuous rhythm, sealing bottom lips with ecstasy.
▪ The slow train's rhythm sending me out.
▪ With a yet slower rhythm than the polar ice, the tides of civilization ebbed and flowed across the galaxy.
▪ Under it, the blade tips of a massive propeller broke the surface in a hypnotic slow rhythm.
▪ On a different level from the first there can be distinguished another history, this time with slow but perceptible rhythms.
▪ The slow, steady rhythm was pulsing in her veins.
▪ That indeed is the principle of the lullaby, whose slow rhythm and repeated words and phrases promote a state of drowsiness.
▪ The steady rhythm of numbers is immensely calming.
▪ The swamp cooler beats a steady rhythm, trying its best to tame the stuffy air.
▪ For a while this procedure worked quite well, and we began to develop a steady rhythm.
▪ Her heart faltered, then resumed its steady rhythm.
▪ The slow, steady rhythm was pulsing in her veins.
▪ I listened to my feet making a steady rhythm on the paved stones, as regular as a pulse beat.
▪ I'd like to be a rhythm guitar player in a band!
▪ Then a nervously repetitious rhythm guitar pattern is added, just before the drums kick in with a churning fatback pattern.
▪ Try I fall in love too easily for the young Marsalis's strong sound gelling with the experience of the rhythm section.
▪ The electric bass for ever altered the relationship between the rhythm section, the horns, and other melodic instruments.
▪ The rhythm section provided a perfect cushion for the soloists, springy and supportive but never obtrusive.
▪ It was in Vegas that Sinatra decided to book Norvo as his opening act and as his regular rhythm section.
▪ It also saw Joyce and Rourke emerging as a formidable rhythm section.
▪ The rhythm Section became the stars.
▪ The rhythm section of these hits then began cutting behind the poorly shouted vocals of a white keyboardist named Harry Casey.
▪ Her pounding boots beat out the rhythm of a wild Slavonic stomp.
▪ The swamp cooler beats a steady rhythm, trying its best to tame the stuffy air.
▪ So the farrier and the handler both beat the same rhythm at the same time on different parts of the horse.
▪ Drums beat to mark the rhythm of the work.
▪ He can break up the rhythm with the deceptive powers of a confidence trickster and made something happen from seemingly stagnant positions.
▪ In fact, these words break the sentence rhythm, placing emphasis on the words that follow.
▪ He glanced at the clock and nodded his approval without breaking the rhythm created by his fingers on the strings.
▪ Playing of a Monday at an odd hour can break their rhythm.
▪ Ideally you should vary your sentence length, establishing a rhythm for your writing.
▪ Kaufman acknowledged the difficulty of establishing any sort of rhythm.
▪ Instead they need to find out the rhythms of speech which make the music of the verse work in dramatic form.
▪ We never found our rhythm that we need in order to open up a game.
▪ Leicester took a little time to find a similar rhythm.
▪ Bailey converted again, with a twisting, spinning six-footer, and the Bruins had finally found some offensive rhythm.
▪ Many find the rhythm of a larger horse more comfortable but turn to page 31 to see if you can be converted!
▪ What matters is the sweet soreness in legs that seem to have found a rhythm again.
▪ After a few false starts he found his rhythm and everyone began to clap in time.
▪ But around mid-December, MacLean found his rhythm and became almost unstoppable.
▪ He's obviously doing it to keep a rhythm going and it certainly seems to work.
▪ No doubt we both worked quickly and didn't keep our rhythm uniform.
▪ It is brief and fast: it moves to the rhythms of a single drama, and the pace is perfectly judged.
▪ It was a world that moved to an ecclesial rhythm as regular and pervasive as the sound of the bells.
▪ The booming Golden State, no longer moving to rural rhythms, needed constant attention from lawmakers armed with expertise.
▪ I would always encourage students to carry on playing with these rhythms and curves that the full shape of these ducks demand.
▪ He pulled me close to him and began playing a rhythm on his face.
▪ Note how the right hand plays the rhythm and then its exact mirror in the next bar.
▪ Meanwhile the left hand plays the same rhythms in the opposite order.
brass/rhythm/woodwind/string etc section
▪ A brass section blares on trumpet, tenor saxophone and bass sax.
▪ It was in Vegas that Sinatra decided to book Norvo as his opening act and as his regular rhythm section.
▪ Now, drummers like Roy Haynes or Elvin Jones could be heard and studied, not buried in big-band rhythm sections.
▪ The rhythm Section became the stars.
▪ The rhythm section provided a perfect cushion for the soloists, springy and supportive but never obtrusive.
▪ The string section repeatedly cut through his fraught baritone with great sheets of emotional counterpoint.
▪ Try I fall in love too easily for the young Marsalis's strong sound gelling with the experience of the rhythm section.
▪ I was finally fitting in with the rhythm of their household.
▪ the rhythm of the music
▪ The air conditioner beat a steady rhythm.
▪ The band's music is known for its fiery Latin rhythms.
▪ You need to feel the rhythm of the music in order to dance properly.
▪ An awkward gap opened up in the otherwise little bit of rhythm just starting to flow between them.
▪ For the second show their Captain stood by the pianist and rapped out the rhythm.
▪ He grabbed dance by the arm and led it into the world of city rhythms, wise guys and lovers.
▪ He should be encouraged to stretch down on to the bit without losing balance or rhythm.
▪ I hear Stravinsky, Walton, Hindemith and a couple of other guys who really understood rhythm.
▪ Marriner will ensure that the words are clearly heard, the instrumental parts all count and that the rhythms are springy.
▪ Without a sense of rhythm our sense of time is devoid of landmarks.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rhythm \Rhythm\, n. [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr. ??? measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow. See Stream.]

  1. In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents, etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry, the dance, or the like.

  2. (Mus.) Movement in musical time, with periodical recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry of movement and accent.
    --Moore (Encyc.)

  3. A division of lines into short portions by a regular succession of arses and theses, or percussions and remissions of voice on words or syllables.

  4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, "rhymed verse, metrical movement," from Latin rhythmus "movement in time," from Greek rhythmos "measured flow or movement, rhythm; proportion, symmetry; arrangement, order; form, shape, wise, manner; soul, disposition," related to rhein "to flow," from PIE root *sreu- "to flow" (see rheum). Rhythm method of birth control attested from 1936. Rhythm and blues, U.S. music style, is from 1949 (first in "Billboard").


n. 1 The variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter. 2 A specifically defined pattern of such variation. 3 A flow, repetition or regularity. 4 The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetitive event. 5 The musical instruments which provide rhythm (mainly; not or less melody) in a musical ensemble. 6 A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process. 7 Controlled repetition of a phrase, incident or other element as a stylistic figure in literature and other narrative arts; the effect it creates.

  1. n. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn: beat, musical rhythm]

  2. recurring at regular intervals [syn: regular recurrence]

  3. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons" [syn: cycle, round]

  4. the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry" [syn: speech rhythm]

  5. natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle) [syn: rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, calendar method of birth control, calendar method]


Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry" ) generally means a " movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions" . This general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time can apply to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything from microseconds to several minutes or hours, or, at the most extreme, even over many years.

In the performance arts rhythm is the timing of events on a human scale; of musical sounds and silences, of the steps of a dance, or the meter of spoken language and poetry. Rhythm may also refer to visual presentation, as "timed movement through space" (, ) and a common language of pattern unites rhythm with geometry. In recent years, rhythm and meter have become an important area of research among music scholars. Recent work in these areas includes books by Maury , Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff , Jonathan Kramer, Christopher , Godfried , William , and Joel Lester .

In Thinking and Destiny, Harold W. Percival defined rhythm as the character and meaning of thought expressed through the measure or movement in sound or form, or by written signs or words .

Rhythm (2000 film)

Rhythm is a 2000 Tamil musical romantic drama film written and directed by Vasanth and produced by V. Natarajan. The film stars Arjun and Meena in lead roles with Lakshmi, Nagesh and Manivannan in supporting ones. Jyothika and Ramesh Aravind also appear in main roles in the film. The music is composed by A. R. Rahman, while cinematography was predominantly handled by P. S. Vinod and Sreekar Prasad edited the film. The film was released in September 2000, receiving highly positive reviews from critics and became commercially successful.

Rhythm (disambiguation)

Rhythm is the variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or other events.

Rhythm may also refer to:

Rhythm (song)

is Japanese singer-songwriter Ua's fifth single, released on September 24, 1996. It served as ending theme for the TBS TV program Face. It sold 17,800 copies in its first week, debuting at #20 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and becoming Ua's second top 20 entry.

Rhythm (liqueur)

Rhythm is a citrus flavoured liqueur infused with caffeine, ginseng, damiana, taurine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, guarana, and electrolytes made by RJS Spirits LLC, an American company based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rhythm (2010 film)

Rhythm is a 2010 Indian Malayalam film, directed by MS Pradeep Kumar, starring Shaan and Anjali in the lead roles.

Rhythm (Wildbirds & Peacedrums album)

Rhythm is the fourth full-length album by Swedish husband and wife duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, released on The Leaf Label on 3rd November 2014.

Rhythm (horse)

Rhythm (1987–2007) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in Kentucky, he was out of the Grade I winning mare Dance Number who was a daughter of the Champion British and American sire and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Northern Dancer. Rhythm's father was a North American Champion sire, the influential Mr. Prospector, himself a son of the important sire, Raise a Native.

Owned, bred, and raced by Ogden Mills Phipps of the famous horse-racing Phipps family, Rhythm was trained by future Hall of Famer, Shug McGaughey. The colt started five times in 1989, finishing his two-year-old campaign with a record of 3-1-1. His one second-place finish was to stablemate Adjudicating in the Grade I Champagne Stakes. In the most important race of the year for his age group, jockey Craig Perret rode Rhythm to a two-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in a year when it was held at Florida's Gulfstream Park. The colt's performances earned him 1989 U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt honors.

In 1990, three-year-old Rhythm made ten starts, winning three times. An increasingly difficult temperament combined with a throat problem that necessitated surgery resulted in the colt's handlers having to skip the U.S. Triple Crown series. By mid summer, Rhythm was getting back in shape and ran second in the Dwyer Stakes and third in both the Woodward Stakes and in the Haskell Invitational Handicap before scoring his most important victory of the year in the prestigious Grade I Travers Stakes.

Retired from racing after five winless starts in 1991, Rhythm was sold for US$5.5 million to Japanese breeders. He entered stud in 1992 at Arrow Stud at Hokkaidō from where he would be shuttled to breeders in New Zealand and Australia before returning to the United States in 1997 to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky. In 2000, Rhythm was sent to Diamond F Ranch in Grass Valley, California where on September 4, 2007 he is reported to have fractured a leg in a paddock accident and had to be euthanized.

As a stallion, Rhythm sired 24 stakes winners. His most successful progeny were in New Zealand and Australia where he was the sire of three Southern Hemisphere champions including the outstanding filly Ethereal whose four Group One wins included three of the most important staying races in Australian racing: the Caulfield Cup, the Melbourne Cup and The BMW Stakes.

Rhythm (literary magazine)

Rhythm (briefly known as The Blue Review) was a literary, arts, and critical review magazine published in London, England from 1911 to 1913.

The first issue of Rhythm was a summer 1911 edition. It was a quarterly until after the Spring 1912 issue, when it began to publish monthly. The final issue under the name Rhythm was published in March 1913; in May 1913, the magazine resumed publication under the name The Blue Review. After publishing additional issues in June and July 1913, the magazine then ceased publication.

The magazine, sometimes referred to as a " little magazine", was focused primarily on literature, music, art, and theatre.

Throughout its history, the magazine was edited by John Middleton Murry, with Katherine Mansfield serving as the associate editor from June 1912 until the magazine folded. Its title was borrowed from a major painting of a female nude (a drawing of which appears on its front cover) by J. D. Fergusson who became its art editor. The magazine went through three separate publishers: it began with St Catherine Press; when it became a monthly, it was published by Stephen Swift & Co. Under the name The Blue Review, it was published by Martin Secker.

Rhythm (2016 film)

Rhythm is delayed release Indian romantic- musical film produced, directed and written by Vivek Kumar. The film production initially began in 2011 and it was released on 26 February 2016 after being delayed for almost five years.

Rhythm (music magazine)

Rhythm is a monthly drumming and percussion magazine based in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1985, it is the best-selling drumming magazine in the UK. Rhythm is owned by Future plc.

It is available in major retailers throughout the world, can be bought online and has licensed editions in other territories. The magazine features gear reviews, artist interviews, playing tutorials, event coverage, news and features every month.

In 2010 cover stars have included Dom Howard ( Muse), Travis Barker, Steve Gadd and Dave Grohl.

In May 2010 Rhythm launched its new website , which features the latest drumming news, features and interviews.

In August 2010 Rhythm launched an online poll to find the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years. After more than 100,000 votes, Slipknot’s Joey Jordison was crowned as the winner, having taken more than 38,000 of the votes. In response to the award, Jordison told Rhythm: “This is bigger than a Grammy to me! You people keep me alive, I can't thank all of you enough. To all the Rhythm staff, thank you, you are amazing! Thank you to my family, friends, all the amazing drummers I was in company with, without them I wouldn't be here either and last but not least, all my brothers in Slipknot! Thank you all again!"

Rhythm celebrated its 25th anniversary in its September 2010 issue. The issue included birthday messages from drummers including Nick Mason, Chad Smith, Joey Jordison, Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio, Stewart Copeland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart and Nicko McBrain.

Rhythm (respell)

The word "rhythm" is sometimes misspelled, including the forms: rhythem, rhythim, rhythym, rhytm, rythem, rythim, rythm, rythym or rythmn.

Rhythm is associated with:

  • Rhythm, the pulse or beat of an activity
  • Rhythm and Blues (R&B), a genre of musical compositions
  • Rhythm guitar, a style of playing to accompany other musicians
  • Rhythm method, a method of contraception to avoid pregnancy
  • Rhythm section, a collection of musicians who play rhythm instruments
  • Circadian rhythm, a biological process

Rythem is associated with:

  • Rythem a Japanese pop duo

Rhythim is associated with:

  • Rhythim is Rhythim a pseudonym for musician Derrick May

Rythm is associated with:

  • Rythm Syndicate, a 1990s dance-rock band

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Usage examples of "rhythm".

Unless I set my will, unless I absolve myself from the rhythm of life, fix myself and remain static, cut off from living, absolved within my own will.

The dancers in the afterglow do not break rhythm, but do introduce a kind of bow into their prancing.

Man has attachment to the soil, both spiritually and materially, possesses beast-of-prey instincts, and shows in his rhythm of sleep and waking the alternating supremacy of the tensionless plant-element in him.

Simulated Artefact lacks circadian rhythms and is indifferent to night or day.

Pulse forty-four, with some irregularity in the atrial and ventricular rhythms.

Our cook is a gentle, avuncular Muslim called Doud whose careful rhythm of prayer and cooking and cleaning washes like a balm from his small inferno behind the dining room and soothes in waves across our house.

Both of these schedules are typical for infants and illustrate how very different babies can be in their daily rhythms.

And just now the bumping of the Tube train shaped his emotion into something that began with Success that poisons many a baser mind With thoughts of self, may lift-- but stopped there because, when he changed into another train, the jerkier movement altered the rhythm into something more lyrical, and he got somewhat confused between the two and ended by losing both.

He felt the devil was slipping hip wiggling and bebop rhythms into gospel, tempting groups and luring good Christians away from the Lord with the idea of making a fast buck.

I understood that nothing in this world existed for the reasons stated by Einstein, and that nothing Einstein ever said made any sense except on the level of pure magic, because at the bottom of all that mathematical boogaloo is just jungle noise and street rhythms and a vast primitive design.

There is an underlying rhythm, and Broadtail is sure this is some kind of animal call, not just noise.

Her eyes occasionally meet those of Chugger, the muscular drummer, and the both of them smile in secret simpatico, so comfortable in the rhythm section, unenvious of the melody spinners.

Culla followed, the mashies clacking together slowly, powerfully with the rhythm of his footsteps.

Our pulses intertwine, slip apart, losing and refinding each other countless times in the creation of a microcosm of rhythms, all danceable, as we dare to prove.

All flows, so to speak, from one fount not to be thought of as one breath or warmth but rather as one quality englobing and safeguarding all qualities--sweetness with fragrance, wine--quality and the savours of everything that may be tasted, all colours seen, everything known to touch, all that ear may hear, all melodies, every rhythm.