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mel·o·dy

 (mĕl′ə-dē)
n. pl. mel·o·dies
1. A pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds.
2. Musical quality: the melody of verse.
3. Music
a. A rhythmically organized sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular phrase or idea.
b. Structure with respect to the arrangement of single notes in succession.
c. The leading part or the air in a composition with accompaniment.
4. A poem suitable for setting to music or singing.

[Middle English melodie, from Old French, from Late Latin melōdia, from Greek melōidiā, singing, choral song : melos, tune + aoidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

melody

(ˈmɛlədɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Music, other) music
a. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; tune
b. the horizontally represented aspect of the structure of a piece of music. Compare harmony4b
2. sounds that are pleasant because of tone or arrangement, esp words of poetry
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin melōdia, from Greek melōidia singing, from melos song + -ōidia, from aoidein to sing]

mel•o•dy

(ˈmɛl ə di)

n., pl. -dies.
1. musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement.
2. a rhythmical succession of musical tones organized as a distinct phrase or sequence of phrases.
[1250–1300; Middle English melodie < Medieval Latin melōdia < Greek melōidía (choral) singing =mel- (see melic) + -ōid- (see ode) + -ia -y3]
mel′o•dy•less, adj.

melody

  • grace note - An extra note for embellishment, not necessary for the harmony or melody.
  • absolute music, abstract music, pure music - Absolute music (abstract music, pure music) is music for its own sake—concerned only with structure, melody, harmony, and rhythm.
  • air - An expressive succession of musical sounds—a melody or tune.
  • melody - From Greek melos, "song," its early sense was "sweet music."

Melody

 of harpers: harpists collectivelyBk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melody - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequencemelody - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
tucket, fanfare, flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
roulade - (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
leitmotif, leitmotiv - a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
theme song - a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
signature tune, theme song, signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
melodic theme, musical theme, theme, idea - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
2.melody - the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notesmelody - the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
musical perception - the auditory perception of musical sounds

melody

noun
1. tune, song, theme, refrain, air, music, strain, descant, MLOD (S.M.S.) an easy melody with a frenetic beat
2. tunefulness, music, harmony, musicality, euphony, melodiousness, MLOD (S.M.S.) Her voice was full of melody.

melody

noun
A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit:
Obsolete: note.
Translations
اللحْن الرَّئيسيلـَحْنٌنَغَم
мелодия
melodie
melodihovedstemme
melodio
melodiasävel
melodija
melódiadallam
laglaglína
メロディー旋律歌曲調べ
멜로디
melodia
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melodijamelodija, tēma
melodija
melodijaмелодија
melodi
เสียงดนตรี
giai điệu

melody

[ˈmelədɪ] Nmelodía f

melody

[ˈmɛlədi] n (= tune) → mélodie f

melody

nMelodie f; (fig: of poetry etc) → Melodik f

melody

[ˈmɛlədɪ] nmelodia

melody

(ˈmelədi) plural ˈmelodies noun
1. a tune. He played Irish melodies on the harp.
2. the principal part in a piece of harmonized music. The sopranos sang the melody, and the other voices added the harmony.
meˈlodic (-ˈlo-) adjective
of melody. a melodic style.
meˈlodious (ˈlou-) adjective
pleasing to the ear; tuneful. melodious tunes.
meˈlodiously adverb
meˈlodiousness noun

melody

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