The definition of a melody is a sequence of pleasing sounds that make up a particular musical phrase.(noun)
An example of melody is the most memorable arrangement of sounds in a musical composition.
See melody in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. melodies
Origin: ME melodie < OFr < LL melodia < Gr melōidia < melos, song (see melic) + aeidein, to sing: see ode
See melody in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mel·o·dies
Origin: Middle English melodie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin melōdia
Origin: , from Greek melōidiā, singing, choral song
Origin: : melos, tune
Origin: + aoidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
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