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melody


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Melody  \Mel"o*dy\,  n.;  pl  {Melodies}.  [OE.  melodie,  F. 
  m['e]lodie,  L.  melodia,  fr  Gr  ?  a  singing,  choral  song,  fr 
  ?  musical,  melodious;  ?  song,  tune  +  ?  song.  See  {Ode}.] 
  1.  A  sweet  or  agreeable  succession  of  sounds. 
 
  Lulled  with  sound  of  sweetest  melody.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  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. 
 
  Note:  Melody  consists  in  a  succession  of  single  tones; 
  harmony  is  a  consonance  or  agreement  of  tones,  also  a 
  succession  of  consonant  musical  combinations  or  chords. 
 
  3.  The  air  or  tune  of  a  musical  piece. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Harmony}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  melody 
  n  1:  a  succession  of  notes  forming  a  distinctive  sequence;  "she 
  was  humming  an  air  from  Beethoven"  [syn:  {tune},  {air}, 
  {strain},  {melodic  line},  {line},  {melodic  phrase}] 
  2:  the  perception  of  pleasant  arrangements  of  musical  notes 
  [syn:  {tonal  pattern}] 




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