Other Word Forms of Melody
Origin of Melody
Middle English melodie, from Old French melodie, from Latin melodia, from Ancient Greek μελῳδία (melōidiā, “singing, chanting"), from μέλος (mélos, “musical phrase") + ἀοιδή (aoidḗ, “song"), contracted form ᾠδή (ōidḗ).
Middle English melodie from Old French from Late Latin melōdia from Greek melōidiā singing, choral song melos tune aoidē song wed-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the noun melody; in regular use since the 20th century.
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