melic

melic

[mel-ik]
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; < Greek melikós, equivalent to mél(os) limb, song + -ikos -ic

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melic (ˈmɛlɪk)
 
adj
(of poetry, esp ancient Greek lyric poems) intended to be sung
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek melikos, from melos song]

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