melody
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English melodie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin melodia, from Greek melōidia chanting, music, from melos limb, musical phrase, song (probably akin to Breton mell joint) + aeidein to sing — more at ode Date: 13th century 1. a sweet or agreeable succession or arrangement of sounds ; tunefulness 2. a rhythmic succession of single tones organized as an aesthetic whole • melodic adjectivemelodically adverb

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  • Melody. — Miyuki Ishikawa melody. (bürgerlicher Name: Melody Miyuki Ishikawa, jap. 石川 みゆき メロディ, Ishikawa Miyuki Merodi; * 24. Februar 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) ist eine japanisch amerikanische …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • melody. — Miyuki Ishikawa melody. (bürgerlicher Name: Melody Miyuki Ishikawa, jap. 石川 みゆき メロディ, Ishikawa Miyuki Merodi; * 24. Februar 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) ist eine japanisch amerikan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • melody — melody, air, tune all denote a clearly distinguishable succession of rhythmically ordered tones. Melody stresses the sweetness or beauty of sound produced by such an arrangement of tones {sweetest melodies are those that are by distance made more …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • melody — [mel′ə dē] n. pl. melodies [ME melodie < OFr < LL melodia < Gr melōidia < melos, song (see MELIC) + aeidein, to sing: see ODE] 1. a) pleasing sounds or arrangement of sounds in sequence b) musical quality, as in the arrangement of… …   English World dictionary

  • Melody — Mel o*dy, n.; pl. {Melodies}. [OE. melodie, F. m[ e]lodie, L. melodia, fr. Gr. ? a singing, choral song, fr. ? musical, melodious; me los song, tune + ? song. See {Ode}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sweet or agreeable succession of sounds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melody — f English: modern transferred use of the vocabulary word (Greek melōdia singing of songs, from melos song + aeidein to sing), chosen partly because of its pleasant associations and partly under the influence of other female names with the same… …   First names dictionary

  • melody — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. melodie music, song, tune (12c.), from L.L. melodia, from Gk. meloidia a singing, a chanting, choral song, a tune for lyric poetry, from melos song, part of song (see MELISMA (Cf. melisma)) + oide song, ode (see ODE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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