Meaning of metabole in English:

metabole

noun

  • 1Medicine
    More broadly: any change.

  • 2Medicine Music
    A change in the pitch of a musical note or melody.

Pronunciation

metabole

/mɪˈtabəli/ /mɪˈtab(ə)li/ /mɛˈtabəli/

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin metabola, metabole and their etymon ancient Greek μεταβολή change from μετα- + βολή a throw (from an ablaut variant of the base of βάλλειν to throw), after μεταβάλλειν to change.