[ US /ˈmɛɫədi/ ]
[ UK /mˈɛlədi/ ]
  1. the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
  2. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    she was humming an air from Beethoven
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How To Use melody In A Sentence

  • Melancholic melody, harmony, subtle dissonance, throat vibrato and asymmetric rhythms make up their choral, ‘a cappella’ style.
  • After laying down the melody, he proceeded to deconstruct it, pulling it into new shapes, twisting, fragmenting, yet never losing touch with his starting point.
  • ‘The composer's operetta appeals to a less discriminating taste for melody, harmony and rhythm,’ he said.
  • A wonderful song with a beautiful melody and dreamlike chord changes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Text and music do not necessarily coincide in their classification: a ferial text may have a seasonal melody; equally a seasonal, proper or common text may use a ferial melody (eg a short respond or versicle and response).
  • He juggles multiple systems of rhythm, melody, structure and timbre.
  • Her eyes missed nothing; her dainty close-set ears heard all -- the short, dry note of a chewink, the sweet, wholesome song of the cardinal, the thrilling cries of native jays and woodpeckers, the heavenly outpoured melody of the Florida wren, perched on some tiptop stem, throat swelling under the long, delicate, upturned bill. The Firing Line
  • And whan the philosophres han don and perfourmed here commandementes, thanne the mynstralle begynnen to don here mynstralcye, everyche in hire instrumentes, eche aftre other, with alle the melodye that thei can devyse. The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • Langorous horns, ticking guitars and muted keyboards have been added, sketching out long, graceful arcs of melody over the bubbling rhythms.
  • I also loved the sophistication and harmony of jazz, the melody and, of course, the great solos that jazz cats played.
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