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Noun: rhythm  ri-dhum
  1. The basic regular repeating sound unit in a piece of music
    "the piece has a fast rhythm";
    - beat, musical rhythm
  2. Something recurring at regular intervals
    - regular recurrence
  3. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    "the never-ending rhythm of the seasons";
    - cycle, round
  4. The arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
    "the rhythm of Frost's poetry";
    - speech rhythm
  5. A particular timing for a pattern of musical sounds
  6. 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)
    - rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, calendar method of birth control, calendar method

Derived forms: rhythms

Type of: cyclicity, guide, inflection, interval, musical time, natural family planning, periodicity, prosody, template, templet, time interval

Encyclopedia: Rhythm, Salt and Pepper