Adjective "melodious" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/mɪˈləʊdɪəs/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or characterized by melody.
  1. 'They sang beautifully, several melodious old tunes I'd never heard before.'
  2. 'From 1912, this piece, in the key of E minor, is very expressive and melodious with an element of sadness.'
  3. 'By comparison, their playing was straight, sometimes lumpy, with no attempts to arch the phrases in a melodious fashion.'
  4. 'Some of the most popular and melodious Bulgarian hits invited everyone to dance even though there was little space for hand waving and impressive steps.'
  5. 'Josef Suk can always be counted upon to produce good, well crafted and melodious music and these three compositions certainly live up to that description.'
  6. 'Running her tiny fingers on the keyboard, Ksemya plays such melodious music that the after-effect lingers on for a while.'
  7. 'Somewhere in the distance in the once quiet forest, a bird started to sing a melodious tune.'
  8. 'About a year later Flagello wrote Sea Cliffs, which is a melodious, sentimental, short work for string orchestra.'
  9. 'The cassette has one soulful, melodious stretch of instrumental music that is sure to be soothing to anyone listening to it.'
  10. 'In contrast, the dances of Asia stand out for their splendid colour and costumes and melodious instrumental music and drum beats.'
  11. 'he heard a fruity melodious voice'
  12. 'His melodious and lyrical voice cradled the cries of infants and raged passionately against the dying of the light.'
  13. 'She may not have the usual melodious voice, but that is not a negative, she explains.'
  14. 'Lamar's voice had a sweet melodious sound to it.'
  15. 'Though untrained, she had a natural melodious voice.'
  16. 'In her clear, melodious voice, she stated that she was naturally empathic-she could feel the emotions of others- and that she was a telepath.'
  17. 'His high range of melodious voice and the magic in it seemed spellbinding.'
  18. 'Her voice, soft and melodious, carried throughout the small café easily so that there wasn't a single corner that wasn't untouched by her voice.'
  19. '‘Our guitarist does backflips while he plays,’ says Brown, in a soft, melodious voice.'
  20. 'In Asha's case, it was her melodious voice that led her to Carnegie Hall.'
  21. 'Organisers feel it is a great opportunity for the public to hear the pleasant and melodious jazz harmonies in a great natural environment and mountains during August summer nights.'

Definitions

1. of the nature of or characterized by melody; tuneful.

2. producing melody; sweet-sounding; musical.

More examples(as adjective)

"voices can be melodious."

"tears can be melodious."

"sounds can be melodious."

"musics can be melodious."

"chants can be melodious."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French melodieus, from melodie (see melody).