adjective Date: 14th century 1. having a pleasing melody 2. of, relating to, or producing melody • melodiously adverbmelodiousness noun

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  • Melodious — Me*lo di*ous, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]lodieux. See {Melody}.] Containing, or producing, melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds; as, a melodious voice. A melodious voice. A melodious undertone. Longfellow. {Me*lo di*ous*ly} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melodious — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. melodios melodious; delightful (Fr. mélodieux), from M.L. melodiosus, from L. melodia (see MELODY (Cf. melody)). Related: Melodiously; melodiousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • melodious — / melodic [adj] harmonious, musical accordant, agreeable, assonant, canorous, clear, concordant, dulcet, euphonic, euphonious, harmonic, in tune, mellifluous, mellow, pleasing, resonant, silvery, soft, songful, sweet, sweet sounding, symphonic,… …   New thesaurus

  • melodious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pleasant sounding; tuneful …   English terms dictionary

  • melodious — [mə lō′dē əs] adj. [OFr melodieus] 1. containing or producing melody 2. pleasing to hear; sounding sweet; tuneful melodiously adv. melodiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • melodious — me|lo|di|ous [mıˈləudiəs US ˈlou ] adj formal something that sounds melodious sounds like music or has a pleasant tune ▪ He spoke in a quiet melodious voice. >melodiously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • melodious — [[t]mɪlo͟ʊdiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED A melodious sound is pleasant to listen to. [LITERARY] She spoke in a quietly melodious voice. Syn: musical …   English dictionary

  • melodious — melodico ит. [мэло/дико] mélodieux фр. [мэлодиё/] melodioso ит. [мэлодио/зо] melodious англ. [мило/удьес] mélodique фр. [мэлоди/к] melodisch нем. [мэло/диш] …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • melodious — adjective formal having a pleasant tune or a pleasant sound like music: The piece was melodious and simple. melodiously adverb melodiousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • melodious — adjective the pleasure of hearing her melodious singing voice Syn: tuneful, melodic, musical, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet sounding, silvery, harmonious, euphonious, lyrical; informal easy on the ear Ant: discordant …   Thesaurus of popular words

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