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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: rhythmus, from Greek, from rhein 'to flow'


rhyth‧m [uncountable and countable]
1 a regular repeated pattern of sounds or movements [↪ metre]:
Drums are basic to African rhythm.
complicated dance rhythms
rhythm of
She started moving to the rhythm of the music.
the steady rhythm of her heartbeat
2 a regular pattern of changes:
the body's natural rhythms
rhythm of
Jim liked the rhythm of agricultural life.
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