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Synonyms for rhythm
ˈrɪð əmrhythm

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  1. rhythmnoun

    meter, rhythm section, metre, prosody

  2. rhythmnoun

    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.

    rhythm section, metre, prosody, meter

  3. rhythmnoun

    A specifically defined pattern of such variation

    Most dances have a rhythm as distinctive as the Iambic verse in poetry

    meter, prosody, rhythm section, metre

  4. rhythmnoun

    A flow, repetition or regularity.

    Once you get the rhythm of it, the job will become easy.

    metre, rhythm section, meter, prosody

  5. rhythmnoun

    The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetetive event.

    We walked with a quick, even rhythm.

    metre, meter, rhythm section, prosody

  6. rhythmnoun

    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

    meter, rhythm section, metre, prosody

  7. rhythmnoun

    A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process

    metre, rhythm section, prosody, meter

  8. rhythmnoun

    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

    meter, metre, rhythm section, prosody

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rhythm

    Euphony is agreeable linguistic sound, however produced; meter, measure, and rhythm denote agreeable succession of sounds in the utterance of connected words; euphony may apply to a single word or even a single syllable; the other words apply to lines, sentences, paragraphs, etc.; rhythm and meter may be produced by accent only, as in English, or by accent and quantity combined, as in Greek or Italian; rhythm or measure may apply either to prose or to poetry, or to music, dancing, etc.; meter is more precise than rhythm, applies only to poetry, and denotes a measured rhythm with regular divisions into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc. A verse is strictly a metrical line, but the word is often used as synonymous with stanza. Verse, in the general sense, denotes metrical writing without reference to the thought involved; as, prose and verse. Compare MELODY; POETRY.

    euphony, measure, meter, verse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhythm, beat, musical rhythmnoun

    the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

    "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"

    beatnik, speech rhythm, metre, pulse, calendar method of birth control, meter, heartbeat, pulsation, cycle, round, musical rhythm, measure, rhythm method of birth control, beat, regular recurrence, rhythm method, cadence, calendar method

  2. rhythm, regular recurrencenoun

    recurring at regular intervals

    beat, musical rhythm, round, cycle, rhythm method, calendar method, calendar method of birth control, rhythm method of birth control, regular recurrence, speech rhythm

  3. cycle, rhythm, roundnoun

    an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

    "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"

    turn, cycles/second, speech rhythm, bout, cycle per second, calendar method of birth control, beat, stave, cycle, one shot, round of drinks, unit of ammunition, daily round, wheel, musical rhythm, circle, cps, round of golf, rhythm method of birth control, regular recurrence, oscillation, rhythm method, calendar method, hertz, rung, troll, bicycle, round, bike

  4. rhythm, speech rhythmnoun

    the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements

    "the rhythm of Frost's poetry"

    beat, musical rhythm, round, cycle, rhythm method, calendar method, calendar method of birth control, rhythm method of birth control, regular recurrence, speech rhythm

  5. rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm, calendar method of birth control, calendar methodnoun

    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)

    round, musical rhythm, speech rhythm, rhythm method of birth control, cycle, rhythm method, calendar method, calendar method of birth control, beat, regular recurrence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rhythmnoun

    periodical emphasis, regular or melodious movement, harmonious flow

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rhythm":

    pace, tempo, rate, melody, beat

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  1. Julius Randle:

    No second-guessing, just open shot, shoot it. Sacramento plays a really high pace and we had to get our transition in order and get stops and get our rhythm. Once we got stops offense came a lot easier.

  2. William Barr:

    People who have lost the ability to speak can’t retrieve words or maintain a rhythm in their speech.

  3. Marloes Krijnen:

    The reason I probably like it is the rhythm of the image, the interruption by the black lines.

  4. Serena Williams:

    I definitely feel like it takes a while to get back into the rhythm, because weve had a long season of just clay and then grass, and now were on hard courts, so it definitely feels different, especially for me now. Usually I dont feel that huge of a difference, but for whatever reason I do this year.

  5. Canadian Milos Raonic:

    To come out, and really not know how things are going to go, find your rhythm well early on, do the fundamentals well, dictate the match, I ’m very pleased with that, when I look at the overall picture of my progress, development, I have to be very pleased. I’ve incorporated a lot of new things in my game. I ’m getting more efficient coming forward at the net and I think I ’m able to put more and more pressure on my opponents.

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