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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How to pronounce melody?

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How to say melody in sign language?

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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. Loren Weisman:

    Creating authentic messaging with your story allows for the strategy, products, and security to come together correctly and create a melody that can be heard over the same old harmonies sung by everyone else.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Laughter is my essence, my only attitude to everything and everything. 2. Laughter is the scream of the soul. 3. From the depths of one’s self, a powerful energy of understanding and awareness emerges, everything is rapidly going out. Everything inside breaks and shakes from the crazy, frightening, heartbreaking laughter of pure madness. An endless, contagious laugh and a huge wicked, mocking, malicious smile in the soul and on the face. And from this smile and this laugh, everyone who sees her also begins to smile, and then laugh like crazy, and completely go crazy. All this insight from deep disappointment in everything and everything. Introducing into the lyrical, vital, sad sadness in the soul of man. 4. A race of smiles or a race called: Smile. This is my fantastic race of vision that you see in my many drawings. Their smiles as a symbol of awareness are something absolutely brilliant. A huge amount of information and energy passes through you, and it makes you laugh only. 5. You are in the dimension of eternal causeless laughter, here everyone laughs forever. In this immoral place, everything is not real, in this unscrupulous space, everything is not serious. 6. Pretended laughter is heard much more often than sincere. 7. Inside, everything bursts with laughter from awareness and understanding, sincere laughter that leads people into deep shock. 8. Look, as in this funny terror, people die of laughter, from awareness and understanding, from ridiculous horrors. This laughter drives people crazy. 9. Laugh louder like a madman, I want to hear how your madness laughs, how laughter kills pain. 14. You go down, you are immersed in endless repetition in an open smile, in which an open smile. In this abyss of laughter of reality, at the very bottom, you know yourself. 15. Creativity is laughter in the infinitely deep void of nothingness. 16. Entrance into this world in the form of a smile in the shape of a heart, you enter the human world, into the dimension of laughter, the sarcastic-satirical-ironic sphere of comic, funny pessimism. The way out of this dimension is also in the form of a smile in the shape of a heart. 17. Human reality is an artificial chaos of the subconscious, turned upside down, a made-up world woven from a thousand and a thousand ideas. Where their consciousness gradually mutates, turning them thereby into unknown monsters. 18. Only those steps are holy that overwhelm the madness and chaos in the world. 19. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 20. If you want to destroy the madness and chaos in this world, it is enough to just give up your own egoism. 22. The human world is a comedic chaos. 23. Chaos is someone’s baby rattle. 25. Chaos reigns in society because everyone in this world learns to live their own way. 26. Feelings and emotions are seeds of chaos. 27. We are not afraid of chaos in society, we are afraid of ourselves. 28. Truth is an evil, mocking smile that awakens consciousness, awareness, and causes an evil smile on the face. 29. Evil smiles that never leave one's face. Only deeply understanding people. 30. Optimism is a fake smile. 31. It is funny to realize that under the mask of a scalp, an eternal smile is visible. 32. What are your eyes sad about and what is your smile hiding? 33. From the awareness of everything and everything, the smile on the face becomes wider and wider. 35. Creativity is like a butterfly flying, light wings of inspiration will help fly away beyond the limits of human understanding. 36. Pure madness is when you completely stop pretending. 37. Depression is a free fall into the depths of one’s soul. 38. The laughter of rage and the bloody gloom in a smile in consciousness from an evil joke of reality from the fact that you are not worthy to live like everyone else. The ragged strings of the ever-laughing psyche, like the blinking light of madness where there is insight between light and darkness. The interrupted melody of the harmony of the soul. The silence of insight overcomes the mind, the light is visible leading to a new dimension of thinking, because everything is visible through the transparent eyelids of the vigilance of fear, and only unconsciousness temporarily closes our eyes from fatigue in the realm of the subconscious. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Harriet Du Autermont:

    No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    When the strings of anger and the psyche are especially tense - these are special strings of reality, a melody of truth is heard that you will never hear anywhere because it has no analogues since it is random. The truth in which the strings are about to break and a frightening silence of smiling madness comes Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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