rhythmic

rhythmic
rhythmic, rhythmical
The two forms are virtually interchangeable, choice normally being determined by personal preference or the flow of the sentence. However, it is usually preferable to be consistent within a single piece of writing.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Rhythmic — Rhyth mic ( m[i^]k), Rhythmical Rhyth mic*al ( m[i^]*kal), a. [Gr. ????: cf. L. rhythmicus, F. rhythmique.] Pertaining to, or of the nature of, rhythm [1913 Webster] Day and night I worked my rhythmic thought. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhythmic — UK [ˈrɪðmɪk] / US or rhythmical UK [ˈrɪðmɪk(ə)l] / US adjective a rhythmic movement or sound has a clear and regular pattern Derived word: rhythmically UK [ˈrɪðmɪk(ə)lɪ] / US adverb …   English dictionary

  • rhythmic — index intermittent, periodic, regular (orderly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rhythmic — англ. [ри/дзмик] rhythmical [ри/дзмикл] rhythmisch нем. [ри/тмиш] ритмический, ритмично …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • rhythmic — 1560s, from Fr. rhythmique or directly from L. rhythmicus, from Gk. rhythmikos, from rhythmos (see RHYTHM (Cf. rhythm)). Related: Rhythmical; rhythmically …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhythmic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or relating to rhythm. 2) occurring regularly. DERIVATIVES rhythmical adjective rhythmically adverb rhythmicity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • rhythmic — [[t]rɪ̱ðmɪk[/t]] also rhythmical ADJ GRADED A rhythmic movement or sound is repeated at regular intervals, forming a regular pattern or beat. Good breathing is slow, rhythmic and deep. ...the rhythmical beat of the drum. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • rhythmic — rhyth·mic rith mik or rhyth·mi·cal mi kəl adj 1) of, relating to, or involving rhythm 2) marked by or moving in pronounced rhythm <rhythmic contractions> rhyth·mi·cal·ly mi k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • rhythmic — adj. Rhythmic is used with these nouns: ↑beat, ↑breathing, ↑gymnastics, ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑pattern, ↑vitality …   Collocations dictionary

  • rhythmic — rhyth|mic [ˈrıðmık] adj also rhyth|mic|al [ mıkəl] having a strong rhythm ▪ the rhythmic thud of the bass drum >rhythmically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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