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Definition of "metronomic" [metronomic]

  • Of or relating to a metronome. (adjective)
  • Mechanically or unvaryingly regular in rhythm: a metronomic rendition of the piece. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "metronomic" in a sentence
  • ""But the late Judah Folkman discovered in 2000 that so-called metronomic treatment, giving patients lower doses of these drugs more frequently, can keep cancer growth at bay by blocking blood vessel formation, but the exact mechanism by which this occurred wasn't known," says Gregg L. Semenza, M.D.,"
  • "It is simply a transcription of the sheet music, and like all such "metronomic" rolls, it needs to be properly played."
  • "Yet the writing style - a kind of metronomic Ellroy-level intensity - pervades both, as does the startling ability to capture a sense of place and time."