Rhythm
Rhythm Rhythm, n. [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr. ??? measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow. See {Stream}.] 1. In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents, etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry, the dance, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Movement in musical time, with periodical recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry of movement and accent. --Moore (Encyc.) [1913 Webster]

3. A division of lines into short portions by a regular succession of arses and theses, or percussions and remissions of voice on words or syllables. [1913 Webster]

4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds. [1913 Webster]


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