melopoeia

Melopoeia

Mel`o*p[oe]"ia\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ?; song + ? to make.] (Mus.) The art of forming melody; melody; -- now often used for a melodic passage, rather than a complete melody.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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