Synonyms of rhythm
1 beatDictionary • His music fused the rhythms of jazz and classical music.
beat • the dance beats of the last two decades
accent • Talk very fast and put an accent on every third word.
pulse • the repetitive pulse of the music
tempo • Elgar supplied his work with precise indications of tempo.
cadence • There was a sudden shift in the cadence of the music.
lilt • Her voice has a West Country lilt.
2 metreDictionary • the rhythm and rhyme inherent in nursery rhymes
time • A reel is in four-four time.
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• Talk very fast and put an accent on every third word.
beatThe beat of a piece of music is the main rhythm that it has.
• the dance beats of the last two decades
• There was a sudden shift in the cadence of the music.
Thesaurus for rhythm from the Collins English Thesaurus
the arrangement of the relative durations of and accents on the notes of a melody, usually laid out into regular groups (bars) of beats, the first beat of each bar carrying the stress