metronome definition

  • noun:
    • Music a tool used to mark time in the shape of regularly continual ticks or flashes at flexible periods.
    • a tool, containing an inverted pendulum, accustomed mark time by means of regular ticks at flexible intervals; a digital equivalent that emits flashes
    • An instrument consisting of a quick pendulum with a sliding fat. It is set in place by clockwork, and acts determine time in music.
    • A mechanical contrivance for marking time, especially as an aid in music study or performance.
    • clicking pendulum suggests the exact tempo of an item of music

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