mo·​tor·​ic | \ mō-ˈtȯr-ik How to pronounce motoric (audio) , -ˈtär- \

Definition of motoric

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motorically \ mō-​ˈtȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce motorically (audio) , -​ˈtär-​ \ adverb

Examples of motoric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At age one, the motoric problems my mother had been noticing for the past six months finally had a label. Melanie Reach, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Advice to parents of a child with a disability, from someone who's lived it," 11 Sep. 2017 The finale starts with a motoric toccata that could have come from Bartók, then moves on to imitate an Irish jig, before adding a bit of boogie-woogie; the suave opening of the work draws from the luxe urbanity of Poulenc. Russell Platt, The New Yorker, "A New Recording Makes the Case for the Soviet Composer Mieczysław Weinberg," 1 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of motoric

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Motoric.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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mo·​tor·​ic | \ mō-ˈtȯr-ik, -ˈtär- How to pronounce motoric (audio) \

Medical Definition of motoric

: motor sense 3 motoric and verbal behavior

Other Words from motoric

motorically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce motorically (audio) \ adverb

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