May 27, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
rhythm /ˈrɪðəm/ noun

plural rhythms

Rhythm instruments
Rhythm instruments
Learner's definition of RHYTHM

1 : a regular, repeated pattern of sounds or movements


  • The music has a fast/slow/steady rhythm. [=beat]

  • African/Caribbean rhythms

— often + of

  • the rhythm of the poetry

  • the rhythm of his breathing

  • the rhythm of the tides


  • the composer's use of jazz rhythm

  • He can't play/dance in rhythm. = He has no sense of rhythm. [=he cannot play/dance at the correct speed to stay with the rhythm of the music]

2 [count] : a regular, repeated pattern of events, changes, activities, etc.

  • She enjoyed the rhythms of country life.

  • Travel can disrupt your body's daily/biological/circadian rhythm.

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