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v. mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing, mel·o·diz·es
1. To write a melody for (a song lyric).
2. To make melodious.
To compose a melody.

mel′o·diz′er, mel′o·dist n.
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1. (Music, other) a composer of melodies
2. (Music, other) a singer
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(ˈmɛl ə dɪst)

a composer or singer of melodies.
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a person who composes or sings melodies.
See also: Music
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As a verbal melodist, especially a melodist of sweetness and of stately grace, and as a harmonist of prolonged and complex cadences, he is unsurpassable.
In that respect he was one among a throng of melodists who made the Elizabethan age in many respects the greatest lyric period in the history of English or perhaps of any literature.
Joining Jal at the festival are; psychedelic singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, whom Rolling Stone magazine describe as "A gifted Emmanuel Jal Melodist, Welsh and Breton singing Lleuwen and band.
Ayoub (Spelt also Ayoob) Tarish Absi born 1942 is a famous Yemeni singer and melodist from the area of Al-Aboos in the Taiz province.
After winning the race with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Unite in 1987 - the last year in which it was backed by the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud - the sheikh did even better in the first year of his sponsorship as the dead-heaters Diminuendo and Melodist carried his colours, as did the 1989 winner Alydaress.
The composer of such pulsating yet lusciously melodic Broadway scores as Jesus Christ Superstar (1971), Evita (1979), Cats (1982), and The Phantom of the Opera (1987), Lloyd Webber goes even further than Winthrop Sargeant, deeming Rodgers "the greatest melodist of the 20th century."
The competition finalists will be evaluated through certain criteria: 30 per cent by audience votes and 70 per cent by a panel of judges, namely, Ibrahim al Mantheri, director and melodist, Khawla al Siyabi, singing artist and Mohammed Bakori, musician and melodist.
For composer Ryan Cayabyab, Cruz was 'the best melodist of our generation.'
Wainwright, a longtime opera fanatic, is a gifted melodist, and although the music of Prima Donna is largely derivative (Debussy and Puccini come to mind from time to time), this score is very deftly made and orchestrated in an evocative and even innovative fashion--by Wainwright himself, though he admits to having "several fantastic assistants" who "guided him through the process" as well as a reliance on technology such as the Sibelius notation system.
Conservative, but a born melodist, a brilliant orchestrator and a master of compositional craft, Bird was ideally suited to write for the reed organ.