Music Terms 
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (cadence)
a. rhythm
La gente bailaba al ritmo de los tambores.The people danced to the rhythm of the drums.
b. beat
Me encanta el ritmo de la canción, pero la letra es terrible.I love the beat of the song, but the lyrics are terrible.
2. (speed)
a. pace
Para ganar la carrera, hay que establecer un ritmo rápido y mantenerlo.To win the race, you must establish a brisk pace and sustain it.
b. rate
A este ritmo, nunca llegaremos a casa.At this rate, we'll never get home.
c. speed
El equipo está trabajando a buen ritmo.The team is working at a good speed.
3. (periodicity)
a. rhythm
Según el ritmo usual de las estaciones, debería ser la primavera ya.According to the usual rhythm of the seasons, it should be spring by now.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compás, repetición)
a. rhythm, beat
2. (cardíaco)
a. beat
esa canción tiene mucho ritmothat song's got a very strong beat o rhythm
llevaba el ritmo con los piesshe was tapping the rhythm o keeping time with her feet
3. (velocidad)
a. pace
acelerar el ritmoto speed up
la economía está creciendo a un buen ritmothe economy is growing at a healthy pace o rate
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1 (Música) rhythm
lleva el ritmo en la sangre
tiene mucho sentido del ritmo she has a very good o strong sense of rhythm; daban palmas al ritmo de la música they were clapping in time to the music; marcar el ritmo: marcaba el ritmo con el pie he kept time with his foot; París marca el ritmo de la moda Paris sets the fashion trends
2 (marcha) pace
el trabajo se mantiene a un ritmo intenso work is proceeding at a fast pace; lo haré a mi ritmo I'll do it at my own pace; trabaja a ritmo lento she works slowly; she works at a slow pace
a todo ritmo flat out
ritmo cardíaco heart rate
ritmo de crecimiento ritmo de expansión growth rate
ritmo de vida
el tranquilo ritmo de vida de los pueblos the quiet pace of life in the villages; sin un sueldo no puedo llevar este ritmo de vida without a salary I can't keep up with this lifestyle
ritmo respiratorio respiratory rate
3 (periodicidad) rhythm
de acuerdo con el ritmo de las estaciones in keeping with the rhythm of the seasons
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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