Monody meaning

mŏnə-dē
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A poem in which the poet or speaker mourns another's death.
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An ode for one voice or actor, as in Greek drama.
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A poem in which the poet mourns someone's death.
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A monotonous sound or tone, as of waves.
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Any poem mourning the death of someone; an elegy.
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A monotonous or mournful noise.
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(music) A composition having a single melodic line.
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In ancient Greek literature, an ode sung by a single voice, as in a tragedy; lyric solo, generally a lament or dirge.
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An ode, as in Greek drama, for a single voice, often specifically a mournful song or dirge.
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Origin of monody

  • Late Latin monōdia from Greek monōidiā mono- mono- aoidē, ōidē song wed-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin monodia, from Ancient Greek μονῳδία (monōdia).

    From Wiktionary