Definition of rhythm section in US English:

rhythm section


  • The part of a pop or jazz group supplying the rhythm, generally regarded as consisting of bass and drums and sometimes piano or guitar.

    • ‘However, Palo Alto have some good, original material which together with a solid rhythm section and some excellent guitar work certainly hits my spot.’
    • ‘The music is much the same as the first album: raw, scratchy, bare bones guitar and a hyperactive rhythm section.’
    • ‘The melodic content is brought further to the foreground with the lack of a jazz rhythm section and traditional jazz harmony.’
    • ‘Sometimes it felt like the rhythm section were racing the guitars to see who could get to the end of the song first.’
    • ‘Of course, technical guitar work and a tight rhythm section don't alone outweigh Tim's caterwauling.’


rhythm section

/ˈrɪðəm ˈsɛkʃən//ˈriT͟Həm ˈsekSHən/