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Definition 1: 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) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rhythm in the sense of this definition

(rhythm is a kind of ...) 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

Definition 2: recurring at regular intervals - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for rhythm in the sense of this definition

(rhythm is a kind of ...) the quality of recurring at regular intervals

(... is a kind of rhythm ) the rhythm of a beating heart

Definition 3: the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rhythm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rhythm of Frost's poetry

Synonyms for rhythm in the sense of this definition

(rhythm is a kind of ...) a model or standard for making comparisons

(rhythm is a kind of ...) the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

Definition 4: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rhythm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rhythm in the sense of this definition

(rhythm is a kind of ...) (music) the beat of musical rhythm

(... is a kind of rhythm ) a loud steady beat

(... is a kind of rhythm ) the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)

(... is a kind of rhythm ) an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

(... is a kind of rhythm ) a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat

Definition 5: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs - [noun denoting time]

Samples where rhythm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

Synonyms for rhythm in the sense of this definition

(rhythm is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(rhythm is a part of ...) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

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