American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music The study of rhythm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of rhythm and of rhythmical forms.
- n. The study of rhythm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The department of musical science which treats of the length of sounds.
“The lesson would begin with work in various rhythms (a kind of rhythmics), and end with choreography.””
“After taking her school-leaving examinations, Dore began to study mathematics and physics at Heidelberg University, but very soon switched to join the new Helleran rhythmics institute founded by the celebrated Swiss pedagogue, Emile Jacques Dalcroze (1865 – 1950).”
“In 1914, having attained certification in rhythmics, she returned to Essen and married her former teacher, Artur Jacobs.”
“Movement rather than rhythmics was what interested her.”
“Levy-Agron danced from early childhood: from1928 to 1930 in the kindergarten run by the poet Levin Kipnis (1894 – 1990) and David Shitrai; with Tirzah Goitein, her first rhythmics teacher; and with Tovah Berlin.”
“By the 1940s rhythmics had an honored place in music education.”
“The swing of the planets around the sun; the rise and fall of the sea; the beating of the heart; the ebb and flow of the tide; all follow rhythmics laws.”
“The electric guitar jived with the drum rhythmics, powerfully evoking the emotions carried by the song.”
“Theresa Goitein, a rhythmics teacher in Jerusalem, set children’s poetry to music and children performed her works in rhythmic-musical shows.”
“_Riemann’s_ services to rhythmics; he was the first who called attention to the leading idea in punctuation — even for music (unfortunately he did so with a bad word; he called it “phrasing”). —”
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