having a compositional structure that is not based on repeating sections of music; specif., of a song with stanzas having regular meter and rhyme but different music for each stanza
Origin of through-composedtranslated, translation of German durchkomponiert ; from durch, through + komponiert, composed
Having a different melody for each strophe.
- Alternative spelling of through-composed.
A calque of German durchkomponiert.