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Synonyms for rhythm
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhythm, beat, musical rhythm(noun)

    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 recurrence(noun)

    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, round(noun)

    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 rhythm(noun)

    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 method(noun)

    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


  1. rhythm(noun)

    prosody, meter, rhythm section, metre

  2. rhythm(noun)

    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. rhythm(noun)

    A specifically defined pattern of such variation

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

    metre, rhythm section, meter, prosody

  4. rhythm(noun)

    A flow, repetition or regularity.

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

    metre, rhythm section, meter, prosody

  5. rhythm(noun)

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

    We walked with a quick, even rhythm.

    metre, meter, rhythm section, prosody

  6. rhythm(noun)

    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. rhythm(noun)

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

    meter, metre, prosody, rhythm section

  8. rhythm(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rhythm(n.)

    periodical emphasis, regular or melodious movement, harmonious flow

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pace, tempo, rate, melody, beat

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How to use rhythm in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Pouyanne:

    However, investments have fallen sharply and we are not preparing production for the years 2019-2020, at this rhythm, there could be a shortfall of supply and a counter shock. There could be a shortfall of about 5 million barrels in that horizon, which is a lot. All of this because volatility has been extreme.

  2. Jack Donachy:

    I had a window seat and was allowing my mind to wander with the rhythm of the train. Suddenly, a switch flipped inside my head and I realized that even though I'd spent the last two years in Japan, I was seeing -- really seeing -- the country for the first time.

  3. Janet Jackson:

    Twenty-five years ago, we created Rhythm Nation hoping the world would be a better place, but today there is even more to be done, last but not least to my loving husband and to all the fans, I've missed you so much, and I love you so much. Thank you! Thank you, BET.

  4. Agnieszka Radwanska:

    I have never played anyone like her, and I was struggling to find my rhythm, it was a really tough match.

  5. Kiki Bertens:

    Changing the rhythm, I think that's what Dayana Yastremska doesn't like, dayana Yastremska really likes that every ball is coming at the same height, at the same pace.

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