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noun     rhythm pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] music a regular pattern of sounds in music that you can show by moving, hitting your hands together, or hitting a drum or other surface

    They began moving together to the rhythm of the music.

    He tapped out the rhythm on the table.

    Five drummers kept up a constant rhythm.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the ability to recognize or produce a regular pattern of sounds in music

      a sense of rhythm

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  2. 2
    [countable] a regular pattern of sounds or movements

    the slow rhythm of the rocking chair

  3. 3
    [countable] a regular pattern in nature or in life

    the rhythm of the tides

  4. 4
    [countable] a pattern in an activity that makes it enjoyable to watch or easy to do

    She never found her rhythm against the younger player.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] art a pattern in a work of art that makes it beautiful

      the rhythms of light and shade in his drawings



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