Definition of Metronome

1. Noun. Clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music.

Generic synonyms: Pendulum



Definition of Metronome

1. n. An instrument consisting of a short pendulum with a sliding weight. It is set in motion by clockwork, and serves to measure time in music.

Definition of Metronome

1. Noun. (music) a device, containing an inverted pendulum, used to mark time by means of regular ticks at adjustable intervals; an electronic equivalent that emits flashes ¹

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Definition of Metronome

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Metronome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Music (1897)
"A metronome SHOULD BE ON EVERY PIANO. We have placed a large order for ... If the student is attentive all the good results of using the metronome are ..."

2. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple, ( (1914)
"Set the metronome at 60, ie, so that it beats once per second. ... E starts the metronome, and, when he has caught the rhythm, starts the stop-watch, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"The metronome is very unpleasant." That he did give a different kind of reaction is shown, in comparison with the normal and the other distraction-series ..."

4. A Musical Biography: Or, Sketches of the Lives and Writings of Eminent by John R. Parker (1825)
"The metronome in point of correctness and practical utility, claims a decided ... The principal part of the metronome consists of a flat steel rod, ..."

5. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"Beethoven and Czerny were the first composers to use the metronome. metronome, bell. A metronome with the addition of a small bell, which strikes at the ..."

6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"metronome. In Music, an instrument invent«! by Maelzel, and used to measure time, and to indicate the velocity with which a composition ought to be played. ..."

7. The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review by Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1824)
"At page 302 of our third volume will be found an article on Maelzel's metronome ; but it was principally descriptive. Since that article was written we have ..."

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