Definition of melopoeia in US English:

melopoeia

noun

  • Prosody. Ezra Pound's term for: the musical and rhythmic qualities of poetic language, especially as suited to the tone or mood of the text.

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek μελοποιΐα from μελοποιός maker of songs, lyric poet + -ία; compare -poeia.

Pronunciation

melopoeia

/ˌmɛlə(ʊ)ˈpiːə/