metronomic

adjective
met·​ro·​nom·​ic | \ ˌme-trə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce metronomic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly metronomical \ ˌme-​trə-​ˈnä-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce metronomic (audio) \

Definition of metronomic

1 : mechanically regular (as in action or tempo) … the swimmer's arms lift and glide under the surface in a reliable metronomic cadence …— Diana Nyad
2 medical : of, relating to, or being a drug or regimen of drugs administered in low doses at regular intervals over an extended period of time metronomic chemotherapy

Other Words from metronomic

metronomically \ ˌme-​trə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metronomic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of metronomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dustin Johnson, a model of almost metronomic consistency, has accrued $74 million in prize money over his career on golf’s top circuit. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Fellow rookie Cooper Hummel marveled at the metronomic nature of Beer’s routine and at-bats. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 This results in the reduction of human error from metronomic, repetitive business functions, while also reducing the supply chain lead time. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Their regular appearance on the release calendar, and their similarly metronomic repetition of his favorite themes and concerns, was part of their appeal, at least for fans. Jesse Hassenger, The Week, 28 Jan. 2022 The filmmaker also keeps a ticking musical beat going through the movie, a metronomic reminder of Jon’s looming deadline that doubles as a bittersweet meta reminder of Larson’s own too-short life. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2021 The filmmaker also keeps a ticking musical beat going through the movie, a metronomic reminder of Jon’s looming deadline that doubles as a bittersweet meta reminder of Larson’s own too-short life. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2021 The filmmaker also keeps a ticking musical beat going through the movie, a metronomic reminder of Jon’s looming deadline that doubles as a bittersweet meta reminder of Larson’s own too-short life. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2021 The firm ground effect parlayed into a metronomic sound emanating from each push-off and release of the cloud component. Adam Chase, Outside Online, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of metronomic

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Metronomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metronomic. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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metronomic

adjective
met·​ro·​nom·​ic | \ ˌme-trə-ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce metronomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of metronomic

: of, relating to, or being a drug or regimen of drugs administered in low doses at regular intervals over an extended period of time metronomic cyclophosphamide metronomic chemotherapy

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