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monody  (ˈmɒnədɪ



(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 , moˈnodical  adjective
moˈnodically  adverb
ˈmonodist  noun

Word Origin

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


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