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melodious

[muh-loh-dee-uh s] /məˈloʊ di əs/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or characterized by melody; tuneful.
2.
producing melody; sweet-sounding; musical.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin melōdiōsus. See melody, -ous
Related forms
melodiously, adverb
melodiousness, noun
nonmelodious, adjective
nonmelodiously, adverb
nonmelodiousness, noun
overmelodious, adjective
overmelodiously, adverb
overmelodiousness, noun
unmelodious, adjective
unmelodiously, adverb
unmelodiousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for melodiousness

melodious

/mɪˈləʊdɪəs/
adjective
1.
having a tune that is pleasant to the ear
2.
of or relating to melody; melodic
Derived Forms
melodiously, adverb
melodiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for melodiousness

melodious

adj.

late 14c., from Old French melodios "melodious; delightful" (French mélodieux), from Medieval Latin melodiosus, from Latin melodia (see melody). Related: Melodiously; melodiousness.

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