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[pol-ee-rith-uh m] /ˈpɒl iˌrɪð əm/

noun, Music.
the simultaneous occurrence of sharply contrasting within a composition.
(music) of or relating to polyrhythm; characterized by different rhythms
(music) a style of composition in which each part exhibits different rhythms

1883, from poly- + rhythmic.

1911, probably a back formation from polyrhythmic.


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