What does melody mean?

Definitions for melody
ˈmɛl ə dimelody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase(noun)

    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

    "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

  2. melody, tonal pattern(noun)

    the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes

Wiktionary

  1. melody(Noun)

    tune; sequence of notes that makes up a musical phrase

    This song has a nice melody.

    Etymology: From the noun melody; in regular use since the 20th century.

  2. Melody(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

    Melody, for this, impossibly, was her mother's name, twinkled in a searching manner over the glasses.

    Etymology: From the noun melody; in regular use since the 20th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melody(noun)

    a sweet or agreeable succession of sounds

  2. Melody(noun)

    a rhythmical succession of single tones, ranging for the most part within a given key, and so related together as to form a musical whole, having the unity of what is technically called a musical thought, at once pleasing to the ear and characteristic in expression

  3. Melody(noun)

    the air or tune of a musical piece

Freebase

  1. Melody

    A melody, also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. In its most literal sense, a melody is a combination of pitch and rhythm, while more figuratively, the term can include successions of other musical elements such as tonal color. It may be considered the foreground to the background accompaniment. A line or part need not be a foreground melody. Melodies often consist of one or more musical phrases or motifs, and are usually repeated throughout a song or piece in various forms. Melodies may also be described by their melodic motion or the pitches or the intervals between pitches, pitch range, tension and release, continuity and coherence, cadence, and shape.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Melody

    mel′o-di, n. an air or tune: music: an agreeable succession of single musical sounds, as distinguished from harmony or the concord of a succession of simultaneous sounds.—n. Melō′deon, a small reed organ: an improved variety of the accordeon.—adj. Melod′icn.pl. Melod′ics, the branch of music concerned with melody.—adj. Melō′dious, full of melody: agreeable to the ear.—adv. Melō′diously.—n. Melō′diousness.—v.t. Mel′odise, to make melodious: to reduce to the form of a melody.—v.i. to compose or sing melodies.—n. Mel′odist. [Fr.,—Late L.—Gr. melōdiamelos, a song, ōdē, a lay.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melody in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of melody in a Sentence

  1. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    And the melody remains the ladder of elevation to the poem and the love that adores it.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Watching comedy show conducted by a heartful person and listening to the melody of the soulful songs bring full of remedy to the stressful life for the mindful peace

  4. Angela Civitella:

    If Melody Wilding are aware, the game is over, they lose potency.

  5. Albert Camus:

    The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

Images & Illustrations of melody

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