One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not melodious; discordant.‘an unmelodious chorus of horns’
grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling, metallic, ear-piercing, discordant, dissonant, disagreeable, unharmonious, cacophonousView synonyms
- ‘It made me realise why advertising tunelets are called ‘jingles,’ because it is jingling like a cluster of unmelodious bells in my brain.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the silence was broken by the most unmelodious voice in history.’
- ‘Not to mention the unmelodious and meaningless songs they parrot.’
- ‘Then they tell me: ‘But when we go to the Shanghai Concert Hall, we hear mostly unmelodious noise which turns us off completely.’’
- ‘‘As soon as the sled is brought out,’ wrote Bannister in the Alaska Geographic Quarterly, ‘the dogs gather round and, fairly dancing with excitement, raise their voices in about a dozen unmelodious strains.’’
- ‘For the chorus, as throughout, she's joined by the unmelodious voices of the revellers.’
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