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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. Ock Kim:

    He's got a lot of sense and he's got great rhythm but they're so used to having to do things in a set way, and of course he can't see me, but he did a fantastic job, he really tried hard because in the csardas he was trying to fit to me, so it was quite tricky for him. I am really quite proud.

  2. Marin Cilic:

    Key today was finding my rhythm on the serve, especially toward the end of the third set, i was having trouble a little with my movement after I twisted my ankle in the second set. That was causing me a little trouble, but in the end it’s pretty good.

  3. Anthony Carlyon:

    Our cardiac arrest results are very impressive, with our survival rates among the world’s best, about 30 % of people whose heart is in a shockable rhythm survive, which is a 10-fold increase compared to survival rates in 1995.

  4. Yvonne De Carlo:

    I ’d wanted a TV series, but this ? I was n’t sure. I had a hard time getting into the rhythm of it. Then director Joe Pevney suggested I play Lily Munster as a sort of mixed-up Donna Reed character and not overdo anything. When I saw the first pilot in a screening room I cringed at my makeup. But I never estimated it would become this cult thing. It took two hours of makeup to make me seem like that. It ran for two huge seasons, then CBS quarreled with the creators about reruns as we got canceled. A movie in color in 1966 [ ‘ Munster, Go Home ! ’ ] showed off everything in reds and greens on my face. Boy, was I ugly.

  5. Patrick Pouyanne:

    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.

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