adjective col·o·tom·ic \ˌkä-lə-ˈtä-mik\

Definition of colotomic

  1. :  of or relating to the use of specific instruments to mark off established time intervals especially in traditional Indonesian music As in Java, the rhythmic structure of Balinese gamelan pieces is manifest in a colotomic framework played on various sizes of gongs. — Henry Spiller, Gamelan, 2004

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Origin and Etymology of colotomic

colotom(y) + 1-ic, after Dutch colotomisch See note at 2colotomy.

First Known Use: 1934

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