Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Harmony of proportion in architecture.
  • n. A system of rhythmical body movements performed to a recitation of verse or prose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The harmony of features and proportion in architecture.
  • n. Graceful body movements to rhythm of spoken words.
  • n. Healthy, normal beating of the pulse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Just or harmonious proportion or movement, as in the composition of a poem, an edifice, a painting, or a statue.
  • n. Regularly of the pulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the fine arts, harmony, orderliness, and elegance of proportion.
  • n. In medicine, regularity of pulse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

Etymologies

Latin eurythmia, from Greek euruthmiā, from euruthmos, rhythmic, well-proportioned : eu-, eu- + rhuthmos, proportion; see rhythm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek εὐρυθμία (euruthmía, "rhythmical order"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + ῥυθμός (rhuthmós, "symmetry"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was an outsider at school, unable to fit in, useless at the eurythmy dance patterns required by Steiner education.

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  • Steiner viewed architecture as a servant of human life, and he designed the Goetheanum to support the work of anthroposophy — drama and eurythmy in particular.

    Rudolf Steiner: the third human need

  • Then, lay out the ground lines of the length and breadth of the work proposed, and when once we have determined its size, let the construction follow this with due regard to beauty of proportion, so that the beholder may feel no doubt of the eurythmy of its effect.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • He sees the gaiety of Sundays, the flashes of the sun, the oddity of a crowd carried away by the rhythm of the valses, the laughter, the clinking of glasses, the vibrating and hot atmosphere; and he applies to this spectacle of joyous vulgarity his gifts as a sumptuous colourist, the arabesque of the lines, the gracefulness of his bathers, and the happy eurythmy of his soul.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • This statue was very much praised for its beauty by ancient writers, who all mention with especial pride the _eurythmy_ of the action of the wrist.

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

  • Catherine can arrange for you a wide variety of therapies including massage therapy, reiki, aromatherapy, stress management, acupuncture, eurythmy and crystal bowl sound healing.

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  • Waldorf School of the Peninsula offers free Cultural Extravaganza: featuring music, drama and eurythmy performances by students, faculty, and alumni.

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  • In addition, the teacher offers the children opportunities for artistic experiences in singing and music, in movement and gesture-through eurythmy and rhythmic games-and in creative speech and language-through verses, poetry, and stories.

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  • A Most Excellent Day to a gaggle of eight and ten year olds = double sport, gardening, library, free drawing and the eurythmy teacher's absence due to illness.

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  • Hmmm, I'm going to have to look up eurythmy too! kmkat said ...

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