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Definition of 'melody'

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Example sentences containing 'melody'

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Such a beautiful and simple melody. The Sun (2016)At heart he was a poet, but it is the strange melodies and dark voice that give his work immense power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their fine psalms have exceedingly beautiful melodies composed by great masters. Christianity Today (2000)Melody and bass or inside parts as well? Evans, Andrew The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)He has a real ear for melody and arrangement. The Sun (2008)He writes melodies on the guitar like no one else. The Sun (2008)We may be in the trenches but we can still whistle a melody from the music halls. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some people wrote charming melodies without any harmony at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You are directing and providing the rhythm and the melody. The Sun (2009)But what makes the melody haunting is its unusual structure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes you have a kind of second melody over the voice. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And beautiful melodies emerge through clouds of sound like sunlight. The Sun (2012)It has to go along with the melody and the music. The Sun (2010)How good is your recognition of harmony and melody? Evans, Andrew The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)So it was all melody and rhythm. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is an important qualitative difference between the work of composers such as these and composers who "arrange" folk melodies. Stewart, R J Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness (1987)She sat down and played a Beatles melody. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An electronic onslaught, with an ominous melody and haunting vocals. The Sun (2008)I love how wide a range of experience can wedge itself into those simple melodies and structures. The Sun (2009)Then my father comes home and writes the lyric from the point of view of a woman, with my mother writing the melody. The Sun (2016)

Synonyms of 'melody'

tunefulness, music, harmony, musicality

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Translations for 'melody'

British English: melody /ˈmɛlədɪ/ NOUN
A melody is a tune.
I whistle melodies from my favourite TV shows.
  • American English: melody
  • Arabic: لـَحْنٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: melodia
  • Chinese: 旋律
  • Croatian: melodija
  • Czech: melodie
  • Danish: melodi
  • Dutch: melodie
  • European Spanish: melodía
  • Finnish: melodia
  • French: mélodie
  • German: Melodie
  • Greek: μελωδία
  • Italian: melodia
  • Japanese: メロディー
  • Korean: 멜로디
  • Norwegian: melodi
  • Polish: melodia
  • European Portuguese: melodia
  • Romanian: melodie
  • Russian: мелодия
  • Spanish: melodía
  • Swedish: melodi
  • Thai: เสียงดนตรี
  • Turkish: melodi
  • Ukrainian: мелодія
  • Vietnamese: giai điệu

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