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 for rhythm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhythm \Rhythm\, n. [F. rhythme, rythme, L. rhythmus, fr. Gr.
     ??? measured motion, measure, proportion, fr. "rei^n to flow.
     See Stream.]
     1. In the widest sense, a dividing into short portions by a
        regular succession of motions, impulses, sounds, accents,
        etc., producing an agreeable effect, as in music poetry,
        the dance, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) Movement in musical time, with periodical
        recurrence of accent; the measured beat or pulse which
        marks the character and expression of the music; symmetry
        of movement and accent. --Moore (Encyc.)
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A division of lines into short portions by a regular
        succession of arses and theses, or percussions and
        remissions of voice on words or syllables.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. The harmonious flow of vocal sounds.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rhythm
      n 1: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has
           a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat" [syn:
           rhythm, beat, musical rhythm]
      2: recurring at regular intervals [syn: rhythm, regular
         recurrence]
      3: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events
         occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons" [syn:
         cycle, rhythm, round]
      4: the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and
         unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry" [syn:
         rhythm, speech rhythm]
      5: 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) [syn: rhythm method of birth control, rhythm
         method, rhythm, calendar method of birth control,
         calendar method]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "rhythm":
     Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, alternation, amphibrach,
     amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, arrhythmia, arsis,
     bacchius, balance, beat, beating, beauty, cadence, cadency,
     caesura, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, colon, concinnity,
     counterpoint, cretic, cyclicalness, dactyl, dactylic hexameter,
     diaeresis, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, downbeat, drumming, elegiac,
     elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite,
     equilibrium, euphony, feminine caesura, flutter, foot, harmony,
     heartbeat, heartthrob, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet,
     hexameter, hexapody, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus,
     intermittence, intermittency, ionic, jingle, level of stress, lilt,
     masculine caesura, measure, measuredness, meter, metrical accent,
     metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metrics, metron,
     molossus, mora, movement, number, numbers, order, orderedness,
     oscillation, paeon, palpitation, pendulum motion, pentameter,
     pentapody, period, periodicalness, periodicity, piston motion,
     pitapat, pitter-patter, primary stress, proceleusmatic, proportion,
     prosodics, prosody, pulsation, pulse, pyrrhic, quantity, rat-a-tat,
     rataplan, reappearance, recurrence, regular wave motion,
     reoccurrence, return, rhyme, rhythmic pattern, rhythmical stress,
     seasonality, secondary stress, spondee, sprung rhythm, staccato,
     stress, stress accent, stress pattern, sweetness, swing, symmetry,
     syzygy, tempo, tertiary stress, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme,
     thesis, throb, throbbing, time, timing, tribrach, trimeter,
     tripody, triseme, trochee, undulation, upbeat, weak stress
  
  

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