As a noun rhythm
is the variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter.
As an adjective beats is
The variation of strong and weak elements (such as duration, accent) of sounds, notably in speech or music, over time; a beat or meter.
A specifically defined pattern of such variation.
- ''Dance to the rhythm of the music.
A flow, repetition or regularity.
- ''Most dances have a rhythm as distinctive as the Iambic verse in poetry
The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetitive event.
- Once you get the rhythm of it, the job will become easy.
The musical instruments which provide rhythm (mainly; not or less melody) in a musical ensemble.
- We walked with a quick, even rhythm .
A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process.
:: ''The rhythm of the seasons dominates agriculture as well as wildlife
Controlled repetition of a phrase, incident or other element as a stylistic figure in literature and other narrative arts; the effect it creates.
- The Baroque term ''basso continuo is virtually equivalent to rhythm
- ''The running gag is a popular rhythm in motion pictures and theater comedy
* meter / metre
* (instruments providing rhythm) rhythm section
* rhythm band
* rhythm box
* rhythm stick
* rhythm method