An example of melody is the most memorable arrangement of sounds in a musical composition.
The melody of verse.
Origin of melody
- 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.