rhythmic

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
    regular
    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
    Adonic
    having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
    cadenced, cadent
    marked by a rhythmical cadence
    danceable
    suitable for dancing
    jazzy
    resembling jazz (especially in its rhythm)
    lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping
    characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    measured, metric, metrical
    the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    Sapphic
    a meter used by Sappho and named after her
    chantlike, intoned, singsong
    uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
    syncopated
    stressing a normally weak beat
    throbbing
    pounding or beating strongly or violently
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    Antonyms:
    unrhythmic, unrhythmical
    not rhythmic; irregular in beat or accent
    irregular
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    arrhythmic, arrhythmical
    without regard for rhythm
    nonrhythmic
    deliberately not rhythmic
    unmeasured
    not composed of measured syllables; not metrical
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