A metronome consists of a pyramidical box with clockwork, which makes an upright pendulum beat at whatever speed it is set.
The metronome indication, found at the beginning of most modern scores.
Here the women have a metronome under their corsets, which beats time, but not music.
And now the Wyvern swung it back and forth in a metronome sweep.
If you have to practise on a stationary target, pretend to yourself that it disappears at each alternate ring of the metronome.
The stops can be varied for any length of time by regulating the weight on the metronome.
Let us now, equipped with the results of our visual experiments, turn our attention again to our metronome experiments.
That chronometer was not what is now known as Mlzels metronome.
The master expressed his satisfaction with the metronome to the mechanician; but he never heard more concerning the machines.
For this purpose there is nothing better than the metronome.
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 numismatics). The device invented 1815 by Johann Maelzel (1772-1838), German civil engineer and showman. Related: Metronomic.