noun chi·ron·o·my \kīˈränəmē\
variants: or



Definition of chironomy



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

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Origin and Etymology of chironomy

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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