Adjective "melodic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or having melody.
  1. 'The melodic material on which all five movements are based appears in the first.'
  2. 'Its flowing melodic lines for trombone soloist build up strong emotional intensity.'
  3. 'Underpinning every song are melodic rhythms typical of Malian music.'
  4. 'Andie is known to be one of the more melodic bassists in town.'
  5. 'The primo and secondo parts are usually equal in difficulty and share melodic interest.'
  6. 'He has a fine gift for melody, and it would be fair to say that melodic considerations drive the piece.'
  7. 'In every class, teachers sing melodic patterns and chords that children imitate.'
  8. 'The simple melodic pattern of psalmody is often embellished, varied, or extended to generate more elaborate forms.'
  9. 'Acoustic guitars are strummed hard and fast on some songs, and are played with melodic flair on others.'
  10. 'The second movement is a scherzo constructed primarily of five short melodic phrases.'
  11. 'his voice was deep and melodic'
  12. 'Her voice sounded too hollow to be the melodic voice of those pleasant beings.'
  13. 'The early morning serenity surrounding us is pleasantly disturbed by a steady and melodic hum.'
  14. 'For those who like it mellow or melodic, Evelyn is their man.'
  15. 'His voice was sweet and melodic, yet horrible in a way that you wanted to cover your ears so you couldn't hear it.'
  16. 'The melodic and lyrical content that Smith effortlessly provides will draw the listener in and won't let go.'
  17. 'She joined his laughing, a sweet, melodic trance that made several men glance over at her.'


1. melodious.

2. of or relating to melody, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm.

More examples(as adjective)

"lines can be melodic."

"phrases can be melodic."

"shapes can be melodic."

"patterns can be melodic."

"instruments can be melodic."

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Early 19th century: from French mélodique, via late Latin from Greek melōidikos, from melōidia ‘melody’.