Definition of melodic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒdɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːdɪk//
    Describing music
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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the main tune in a piece of music The melodic line is carried by the two clarinets. See related entries: Describing music
  2. 2= melodious
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French mélodique, via late Latin from Greek melōidikos, from melōidia ‘melody’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: melodic

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