motoric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

motor +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

motoric (comparative more motoric, superlative most motoric)

  1. (biology) Relating to the motor faculties.
  2. (music, of a rhythm) Based on repetition of a single note length
    • 2007 May 18, Jon Pareles, “A Tenderhearted Introvert, Crooning in Eclectic Company”, New York Times:
      In between were the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a contemporary chamber-music group, playing the part of their repertory — drum-driven, motoric, yet by no means primitive — closest to rock.