Definition of 'melodic'
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Those heartfelt melodic lines and brilliant instrumental textures were born to be played with character and finesse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What he lacks in sheer melodic invention he makes up for in harmonic subtlety and complexity. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It is a beautiful and melodic symphony. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All of them have found their own ways of balancing melodic invention with the dark arts of improvisation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That the world has come round is due to the melodic pop that now lurks amid their rock riffs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mood, colour and feeling are established with a huge variety of rhythmic and melodic language. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The highest hurdle for many is the way the same harmonic devices and melodic tics occur across an otherwise notably wide artistic spectrum. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Besides, her melodic gift has not deserted her. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When he did a melodic song live, he would tense up. The Sun (2006)The song took darting melodic twists, at once familiar and exciting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These were sweet, melodic songs tinged with a wistful melancholy that your nan could whistle while doing the ironing. The Sun (2013)On some tracks it all comes together in thrilling, melodic, beautiful style. The Sun (2009)Find The Time is a direct acoustic love song with sweetly melodic hooks. The Sun (2008)With this year's fashion for melodic pop rock, this band might get their chance to fly after all. The Sun (2006)It is just that the values of society tend to reflect low-risk "middle of the road "values such as melodic love songs or romantic piano music. The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)The Canadian rockers have ditched the punk element of their music, leaving melodic hard rock with an energetic pop appeal. The Sun (2008)A Californian quintet making waves with beautiful, melodic indie pop. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'melodic'
British English: melodic ADJECTIVE
Melodic means relating to melody.
...the composer's effortless gift for melodic invention.
Definition of melodic from the Collins English Dictionary
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