colotomic

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

Definition of colotomic

: 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 SpillerGamelan2004

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Origin and Etymology of colotomic

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


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