Definition of melic in US English:

melic

adjective

  • (of a poem, especially an ancient Greek lyric) meant to be sung.

    • ‘Although the metre and dialect are Dorian, the poems breathe the spirit of Aeolian melic poetry.’

Origin

Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek melikos, from melos ‘song’.

Pronunciation

melic

/ˈmɛlɪk//ˈmelik/