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rhythm

noun [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.
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