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metronome

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noun met·ro·nome \ˈme-trə-ˌnōm\

Simple Definition of metronome

  • : a device that makes a regular, repeated sound to show a musician how fast a piece of music should be played

Full Definition of metronome

  1. :  an instrument designed to mark exact time by a regularly repeated tick

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Origin of metronome

Greek metron + -nomos controlling, from nomos law — more at nimble


First Known Use: 1816


METRONOME Defined for Kids

metronome

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noun met·ro·nome \ˈme-trə-ˌnōm\

Definition of metronome

  1. :  a device that ticks in a regular pattern to help a musician play a piece of music at the proper speed





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