[muh-lod-ik] /məˈlɒd ɪk/
of or pertaining to melody, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm.
1815–25; < Late Latin melōdicus < Greek melōidikós. See melody, -ic
Related forms
melodically, adverb
nonmelodic, adjective
nonmelodically, adverb
unmelodic, adjective
unmelodically, adverb
Example Sentences for melodic
Compose a melody with attention to melodic shape and form.
People who talk in a more melodic way have a stronger bead on social communication.
The study of harmonic and melodic sound is difficult and worthwhile.
Other vocal factors such as tone, accent, melodic content may influence the characteristics of the words.
Why music works as a mnemonic device is that if a melodic line is memorable, it will help in remembering the attached words.
One longs, wistfully, for a season of more melodic substance and sustenance.
Guitar, drum, flute and singing combined in a hauntingly melodic paean to these hallowed grounds.
Suddenly, this lovely melodic call to prayer wafts through the air.
Within these patterns, there are extensive possibilities for rhythmic and melodic variation.
The group combines an array of talents and styles which converge into a cutting edge melodic sound.
British Dictionary definitions for melodic
melodic (mɪˈlɒdɪk)
1.  of or relating to melody
2.  of or relating to a part in a piece of music
3.  tuneful or melodious

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Word Origin and History for melodic
1823, from Fr. melodique, from L.L. melodicus, from Gk. melodikos from melodia (see melody).
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