chironomy

noun
chi·ron·o·my
variants: or cheironomy \kīˈränəmē \
plural -es

Definition of chironomy 

: a method of directing the singing of Gregorian chant by hand gestures indicating the rise and fall of the melody

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History and Etymology for chironomy

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

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