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motor +‎ -ic


motoric (comparative more motoric, superlative most motoric)

  1. (biology) Relating to the motor faculties.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      The 'movement' was simultaneously emotional and motoric, and essentially autonomous (thus distinguishing it from passive jerkings and other pathology).
  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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.