Meaning of “rhythm” in the English Dictionary

"rhythm" in British English

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rhythmnoun

uk /ˈrɪð.əm/ us /ˈrɪð.əm/

B2 [ C or U ] a strong pattern of sounds, words, or musical notes that is used in music, poetry, and dancing:

He beat out a jazz rhythm on the drums.
I've got no sense of rhythm, so I'm a terrible dancer.

B2 [ C or U ] a regular movement or pattern of movements:

She was lulled to sleep by the gentle rhythm of the boat in the water.
She hit the ball so hard that her opponent had no chance to establish any rhythm in her game.

[ C ] a regular pattern of change, especially one that happens in nature:

the rhythm of the seasons
Breathing and sleeping are examples of biological rhythms in humans.

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(Definition of “rhythm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rhythm" in American English

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rhythmnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈrɪð·əm/

music a regularly repeated pattern of sounds or beats used in music, poems, and dances:

[ C ] a jazz rhythm
[ U ] You need a sense of rhythm to be a good dancer.

Rhythm is also a regular movement:

[ C ] The rhythm of a boat rocking in the water lulled him to sleep.

Rhythm is also a regular pattern of change:

[ C ] Waking and sleeping are examples of biological rhythms.
rhythmic
adjective us /ˈrɪð·mɪk/ also rhythmical, /ˈrɪð·mɪ·kəl/

The rhythmic sound of the rain on the roof put the child to sleep.

(Definition of “rhythm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)