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monodic (mɒˈnɒdɪk)  or monodical

Definitions

adjective

  1. (theatre) (in Greek tragedy) of or relating to odes sung by a single actor
  2. (poetry) of or relating to poems of lament for someone's death
  3. (music) of or relating to a style of composition consisting of a single vocal part, usually with accompaniment

monody (ˈmɒnədɪ Pronunciation for monody

Definitions

noun

(plural) -dies
  1. (in Greek tragedy) an ode sung by a single actor
  2. any poem of lament for someone's death
  3. (music) a style of composition consisting of a single vocal part, usually with accompaniment

Derived Forms

monodic (mɒˈnɒdɪk Pronunciation for monodic , moˈnodical adjective
moˈnodically adverb
ˈmonodist noun

Word Origin

C17: via Late Latin from Greek monōidia, from mono- + aeidein to sing

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