variants or cheironomy
plural -es
: a method of directing the singing of Gregorian chant by hand gestures indicating the rise and fall of the melody

Word History


Latin chironomia, from Greek cheironomia, from cheir- -chir + -nomia management, from nemein to distribute, manage

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“Chironomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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