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n. pl. mon·o·dies
1. An ode for one voice or actor, as in Greek drama.
2. A poem in which the poet or speaker mourns another's death.
a. A style of composition dominated by a single melodic line.
b. A style of composition having a single melodic line; monophony.
c. A composition in either of these styles.
[Late Latin monōdia, from Greek monōidiā : mono-, mono- + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]
mo·nod′ic (mə-nŏd′ĭk), mo·nod′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
mon′o·dist (mŏn′ə-dĭst) n.
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n, pl -dies
1. (Theatre) (in Greek tragedy) an ode sung by a single actor
2. (Poetry) any poem of lament for someone's death
3. (Music, other) music a style of composition consisting of a single vocal part, usually with accompaniment
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek monōidia, from mono- + aeidein to sing]
monodic, moˈnodical adj
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mon•o•dy(ˈmɒn ə di)
n., pl. -dies.
1. a Greek ode sung by a single voice, as in a tragedy; lament.
2. a poem in which the poet or speaker laments another's death.
a. a musical style in which one melody predominates; homophony.
[1580–90; < Late Latin monōdia < Greek monōidía a solo, monody =monōid(ós) singing alone (see mon-, ode) + -ia -y3]
mo•nod•ic (məˈnɒd ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||monody - music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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