The definition of a melic is a poem that is meant to be sung.
An example of a melic is a Greek poem that people perform in song.
- of song or poetry, esp. early Greek lyric poetry
- meant to be sung; lyric
Origin of melicClassical Latin melicus from Classical Greek melikos from melos, song, musical member, origin, originally , limb from Indo-European base an unverified form mel-, a limb from source Cornish mel, a knuckle
Of or relating to verse that is intended to be sung, especially Greek lyric verse of the seventh to fifth century BC.
Origin of melicGreek melikos from melos song
- Any of various grasses, of the genus Melica, from north temperate regions