Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rhythm

5 senses of rhythm

Sense 1
rhythm, beat, musical rhythm -- (the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat")
       => musical time -- ((music) the beat of musical rhythm)

Sense 2
rhythm, regular recurrence -- (recurring at regular intervals)
       => cyclicity, periodicity -- (the quality of recurring at regular intervals)

Sense 3
cycle, rhythm, round -- (an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons")
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 4
rhythm, speech rhythm -- (the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry")
       => prosody, inflection -- (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)
       => template, templet, guide -- (a model or standard for making comparisons)

Sense 5
rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm, calendar method of birth control, calendar method -- (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))
       => natural family planning -- (any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle)

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