adjective Etymology: Latin melicus, from Greek melikos, from melos song — more at melody Date: 1699 of or relating to song ; lyric; especially of or relating to Greek lyric poetry of the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.

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  • melic — MELÍC s.n. (reg.) Nărav, obicei prost (la animale). Ex.: spunem că un cal are melic, atunci când loveşte cu piciorul, când muşcă sau când, înhămat fiind, se sperie de obiectele care i apar în raza vizuală, devenind greu de controlat. Termenul… …   Dicționar Român

  • Melic — Mel ic, [Gr. ?, fr. ? song.] Of or pertaining to song; lyric; tuneful. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melic — [mel′ik] adj. [L melicus < Gr melikos < melos, song, musical member, orig., limb < IE base * mel , a limb > Cornish mel, a knuckle] 1. of song or poetry, esp. early Greek lyric poetry 2. meant to be sung; lyric …   English World dictionary

  • melic — /mel ik/, adj. 1. intended to be sung. 2. noting or pertaining to the more elaborate form of Greek lyric poetry, as distinguished from iambic and elegiac poetry. [1690 1700; < Gk melikós, equiv. to mél(os) limb, song + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • melic — 1. noun Any of various grasses, of the genus Melica, from north temperate regions 2. adjective Of or pertaining to Greek lyric verse …   Wiktionary

  • melic — me|lic Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • mèlic — mè|lic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • melic — [ mɛlɪk] adjective (of an ancient Greek lyric poem) meant to be sung. Origin C17: via L. from Gk melikos, from melos song …   English new terms dictionary

  • melic — a. Lyric, tuneful, melodious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • melic — mel·ic …   English syllables

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