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metronome

noun met·ro·nome \ˈme-trə-ˌnōm\

: 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

:  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

noun met·ro·nome \ˈme-trə-ˌnōm\

Definition of METRONOME for Kids

:  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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