1. [ noun ] (music) the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
Synonyms: beat musical_rhythm

"the piece has a fast rhythm" "the conductor set the beat"

Related terms: musical_time backbeat upbeat downbeat syncopation beat beat beat
2. [ noun ] recurring at regular intervals
Synonyms: regular_recurrence
Related terms: cyclicity cardiac_rhythm
3. [ noun ] an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
Synonyms: cycle round

"the neverending cycle of the seasons"

Related terms: time_interval phase cycle
4. [ noun ] (verse,rhetoric) the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
Synonyms: speech_rhythm

"the rhythm of Frost's poetry"

Related terms: prosody template
5. [ noun ] natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
Synonyms: rhythm_method calendar_method calendar_method_of_birth_control rhythm_method_of_birth_control
Related terms: birth_control natural_family_planning
Similar spelling:   rhyton