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Time keeper

Clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music


Tapper for a tyro at the piano

Musician's timer

Kind of timekeeper

Dwarf in a Parisian subway?

Word definitions for metronome in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ But, with the metronome quality of these rulings, one or the other is always out of favor. ▪ He repeated it thousands of times, like a haywire metronome that had lost its beat. ▪ I trained it, with metronomes. ▪ Talmi is so surprised...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Metronome \Met"ro*nome\, n. [Gr. ? measure + ? distribute, assign: cf. F. m['e]tronome, It. metronomo.] 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.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context music English) a device, containing an inverted pendulum, used to mark time by means of regular ticks at adjustable intervals; an electronic equivalent that emits flashes

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mechanical musical time-keeper, 1815, coined in English from comb. form of Greek metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)) + -nomos "regulating," verbal adjective of nemein "to regulate" (see numismatic ). The device invented 1815 by Johann Maelzel (1772-1838),...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. clicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A metronome is any device that produces regular, metrical ticks (beats, clicks) — settable in beats per minute . These ticks represent a fixed, regular aural pulse ; some metronomes also include synchronized visual motion (e.g. pendulum-swing). The metronome...

Usage examples of metronome.

Above the Boys, a giant metronome, outlined in coloured lights, swung its chromium-tipped pendulum in the same measure.

For this and for the way he smiled and conducted his band he was paid three hundred pounds a week by the management of the Metronome, and out of that he paid his Boys.

If she goes to the Metronome with anyone else he looks daggers over his piano-accordion and comes across and sneers at them during the solo number.

Above them the arm of the giant metronome pointed motionless at the floor.

The great motionless arm of the metronome stabbed its pointer down at his head.

The metronome, which had been motionless until now, suddenly swung its long arm.

He was directly under the point of the metronome, which was motionless.

It was then that the metronome went into action in a blaze of winking lights.

In the old days when places like the Metronome and Quags and the Hungaria kept going up to two in the morning the Boys had worked through, sometimes going on to parties in private houses.

She had given him the slip when she returned to the Metronome and now wondered, for the first time, how dim a view the police would take of this manoeuvre.

They had kept to their own quarters until, a few minutes before the departure for the Metronome, Spence and William had gone into the hall, assisted the gentlemen into their overcoats, given them their hats and gloves and seen them into their cars.

How about him just taking the stuff in his pocket to the Metronome and fixing everything there?

Last night, after we got back from the Metronome, I could tell there was something.

Alleyn and Fox entered the Metronome at twelve-thirty on this Sunday morning, it smelt of Saturday night.

They popped in and out down the length of the metronome and about its frame, in and out, red green, blue, green red.