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1Relating to or having melody:‘melodic and rhythmic patterns’
memorable, unforgettableView synonyms
- ‘If anything, there is an even greater range of mood and melodic expression than in the Ravel.’
- ‘Andie is known to be one of the more melodic bassists in town.’
- ‘In every class, teachers sing melodic patterns and chords that children imitate.’
- ‘The timpanist is the featured member of the trio, carrying the majority of melodic weight.’
- ‘Underpinning every song are melodic rhythms typical of Malian music.’
- ‘All melodic and harmonic intervals up to the fifth are employed in these pieces.’
- ‘The primo and secondo parts are usually equal in difficulty and share melodic interest.’
- ‘The melodic material on which all five movements are based appears in the first.’
- ‘Its flowing melodic lines for trombone soloist build up strong emotional intensity.’
- ‘It is filled with melodic ideas sufficient for five operas, and many of them vanish as soon as they appear.’
- ‘They had a wonderful sound, even in a few simple melodic notes from one of the Nocturnes.’
- ‘The stunning and grandiose set compliments the beauty of Puccini's emotionally melodic score.’
- ‘It is an extremely rhythmic and melodic collection of songs that expresses pop in the most subtle of ways.’
- ‘The nature of the piece includes very melodic writing with a singing quality to the lines.’
- ‘Acoustic guitars are strummed hard and fast on some songs, and are played with melodic flair on others.’
- ‘The tunes are a better blend of melodic grace supported by delicious twists of harmonic subtlety.’
- ‘The second movement is rather quiet, with long melodic lines and some striking melody.’
- ‘The simple melodic pattern of psalmody is often embellished, varied, or extended to generate more elaborate forms.’
- ‘The second movement is a scherzo constructed primarily of five short melodic phrases.’
- ‘He has a fine gift for melody, and it would be fair to say that melodic considerations drive the piece.’
- 1.1 Pleasant-sounding:‘his voice was deep and melodic’
melodious, melodic, musical, mellifluous, sweet-sounding, pleasant-sounding, dulcet, euphonious, harmonious, lyrical, liltingView synonyms
- ‘Their style is melodic driving rock, with textured guitars and strong vocal harmony lines.’
- ‘His voice, which on Mike King Tonight is reduced to a melodic echo of King's phrases, is a smooth Southern bass.’
- ‘His voice was sweet and melodic, yet horrible in a way that you wanted to cover your ears so you couldn't hear it.’
- ‘At its root, Kingsbury Manx offers pleasant, melodic pop that is polished through and through.’
- ‘The early morning serenity surrounding us is pleasantly disturbed by a steady and melodic hum.’
- ‘She joined his laughing, a sweet, melodic trance that made several men glance over at her.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For those who like it mellow or melodic, Evelyn is their man.’
- ‘Her voice sounded too hollow to be the melodic voice of those pleasant beings.’
- ‘Former hardcore fans have expressed disappointment about his more mellow, melodic direction.’
- ‘They're still melodic and poppy and all that, but maybe there's more rock thrown in there.’
- ‘The melodic and lyrical content that Smith effortlessly provides will draw the listener in and won't let go.’
Early 19th century: from French mélodique, via late Latin from Greek melōidikos, from melōidia melody.
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