If something is rhythmic, it's repetitive, with a regular beat or pattern. You might drift off to sleep lulled by the rhythmic noise of rain on the roof.

When you think of rhythmic things, you might immediately imagine a jazz drum, but movement can also be rhythmic. In fact, anything or anyone with rhythm can be described this way, including the rhythmic sound of a horse's hooves against the ground or the rhythmic movements of a master martial artist. The Greek root is rhythmos, "measured flow or movement."

Definitions of rhythmic
  1. adjective
    recurring with measured regularity
    “"the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy”
    synonyms: rhythmical
    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
    having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
    cadenced, cadent
    marked by a rhythmical cadence
    suitable for dancing
    resembling jazz (especially in its rhythm)
    lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping
    characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    measured, metric, metrical
    the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    a meter used by Sappho and named after her
    chantlike, intoned, singsong
    uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
    stressing a normally weak beat
    pounding or beating strongly or violently
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    unrhythmic, unrhythmical
    not rhythmic; irregular in beat or accent
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    arrhythmic, arrhythmical
    without regard for rhythm
    deliberately not rhythmic
    not composed of measured syllables; not metrical
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