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RHYTHM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rhythm mean? 

RHYTHM (noun)
  The noun RHYTHM has 5 senses:

1. the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
2. recurring at regular intervals
3. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
4. the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
5. natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)

  Familiarity information: RHYTHM used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RHYTHM (noun)


Sense 1rhythm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

musical rhythm; rhythm; beat

Context examples:

the piece has a fast rhythm / the conductor set the beat

Hypernyms ("rhythm" is a kind of...):

musical time ((music) the beat of musical rhythm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rhythm"):

backbeat (a loud steady beat)

downbeat (the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward))

offbeat; upbeat (an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure))

syncopation (a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat)


Sense 2rhythm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recurring at regular intervals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

regular recurrence; rhythm

Hypernyms ("rhythm" is a kind of...):

cyclicity; periodicity (the quality of recurring at regular intervals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rhythm"):

cardiac rhythm; heart rhythm (the rhythm of a beating heart)


Sense 3rhythm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

cycle; round; rhythm

Context example:

the never-ending cycle of the seasons

Hypernyms ("rhythm" is a kind of...):

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Meronyms (parts of "rhythm"):

phase; phase angle (a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle)


Sense 4rhythm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

speech rhythm; rhythm

Context example:

the rhythm of Frost's poetry

Hypernyms ("rhythm" is a kind of...):

guide; template; templet (a model or standard for making comparisons)

inflection; prosody (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)


Sense 5rhythm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

calendar method; calendar method of birth control; rhythm method; rhythm method of birth control; rhythm

Hypernyms ("rhythm" is a kind of...):

natural family planning (any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle)


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