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melic

[mel-ik] /ˈmɛl ɪk/
adjective
1.
intended to be sung.
2.
noting or pertaining to the more elaborate form of Greek lyric poetry, as distinguished from iambic and elegiac poetry.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Greek melikós, equivalent to mél(os) limb, song + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for melic

melic

/ˈmɛlɪk/
adjective
1.
(of poetry, esp ancient Greek lyric poems) intended to be sung
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek melikos, from melos song
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