Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rhythm”

See all translations

rhythm

noun uk   /ˈrɪð.əm/ us  
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.
More examples
Translations of “rhythm”
in Korean 리듬…
in Arabic إيقاع…
in French rythme…
in Turkish ritim, uyum, ahenk…
in Italian ritmo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (音樂、詩歌和舞蹈的)節奏,韻律,節律, 規則的運動, (動作的)節奏…
in Russian ритм…
in Polish rytm…
in Spanish ritmo…
in Portuguese ritmo…
in German der Rhythmus…
in Catalan ritme…
in Japanese リズム…
in Chinese (Simplified) (音乐、诗歌和舞蹈的)节奏,韵律,节律, 规则的运动, (动作的)节奏…
(Definition of rhythm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rhythm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rhythm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More