Definition of melodic in English:

melodic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or having melody.

    ‘melodic and rhythmic patterns’
    • ‘Underpinning every song are melodic rhythms typical of Malian music.’
    • ‘Acoustic guitars are strummed hard and fast on some songs, and are played with melodic flair on others.’
    • ‘The nature of the piece includes very melodic writing with a singing quality to the lines.’
    • ‘In every class, teachers sing melodic patterns and chords that children imitate.’
    • ‘Its flowing melodic lines for trombone soloist build up strong emotional intensity.’
    • ‘The tunes are a better blend of melodic grace supported by delicious twists of harmonic subtlety.’
    • ‘The second movement is a scherzo constructed primarily of five short melodic phrases.’
    • ‘All melodic and harmonic intervals up to the fifth are employed in these pieces.’
    • ‘The timpanist is the featured member of the trio, carrying the majority of melodic weight.’
    • ‘It is an extremely rhythmic and melodic collection of songs that expresses pop in the most subtle of ways.’
    • ‘The simple melodic pattern of psalmody is often embellished, varied, or extended to generate more elaborate forms.’
    • ‘It is filled with melodic ideas sufficient for five operas, and many of them vanish as soon as they appear.’
    • ‘The primo and secondo parts are usually equal in difficulty and share melodic interest.’
    • ‘If anything, there is an even greater range of mood and melodic expression than in the Ravel.’
    • ‘The second movement is rather quiet, with long melodic lines and some striking melody.’
    • ‘They had a wonderful sound, even in a few simple melodic notes from one of the Nocturnes.’
    • ‘Andie is known to be one of the more melodic bassists in town.’
    • ‘The melodic material on which all five movements are based appears in the first.’
    • ‘He has a fine gift for melody, and it would be fair to say that melodic considerations drive the piece.’
    • ‘The stunning and grandiose set compliments the beauty of Puccini's emotionally melodic score.’
    memorable, unforgettable
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    1. 1.1Pleasant-sounding.
      ‘his voice was deep and melodic’
      • ‘Former hardcore fans have expressed disappointment about his more mellow, melodic direction.’
      • ‘The melodic and lyrical content that Smith effortlessly provides will draw the listener in and won't let go.’
      • ‘Her voice sounded too hollow to be the melodic voice of those pleasant beings.’
      • ‘I woke up the next day to the faint smell of lilacs and the sweet melodic sound of Alna humming a song in the shower.’
      • ‘His voice, which on Mike King Tonight is reduced to a melodic echo of King's phrases, is a smooth Southern bass.’
      • ‘At its root, Kingsbury Manx offers pleasant, melodic pop that is polished through and through.’
      • ‘For those who like it mellow or melodic, Evelyn is their man.’
      • ‘She joined his laughing, a sweet, melodic trance that made several men glance over at her.’
      • ‘The early morning serenity surrounding us is pleasantly disturbed by a steady and melodic hum.’
      • ‘His voice was sweet and melodic, yet horrible in a way that you wanted to cover your ears so you couldn't hear it.’
      • ‘They're still melodic and poppy and all that, but maybe there's more rock thrown in there.’
      • ‘Their style is melodic driving rock, with textured guitars and strong vocal harmony lines.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

melodic

/mɪˈlɒdɪk/