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.
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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.)
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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.
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4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.
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