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melodize

or (especially British) melodise

[mel-uh-dahyz] /ˈmɛl əˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), melodized, melodizing.
1.
to make melodious.
verb (used without object), melodized, melodizing.
2.
to make melody.
3.
to blend melodiously.
Origin of melodize
1655-1665
1655-65; melod(y) + -ize
Related forms
melodizer, noun
unmelodized, adjective
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  • He only is a painter who can melodize and harmonize hue—if he fail in this, he is no member of the brotherhood.

British Dictionary definitions for melodize

melodize

/ˈmɛləˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to provide with a melody
2.
(transitive) to make melodious
3.
(intransitive) to sing or play melodies
Derived Forms
melodizer, melodiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for melodize

1660s, from melody + -ize. Related: Melodized; melodizing.

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