Definition of metabole in English:

metabole

noun

Medicine
  • 1More broadly: any change.

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

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, after μεταβάλλειν to change.

Pronunciation

metabole

/mɛˈtabəli//mɪˈtab(ə)li//mɪˈtabəli/