monodic

monodic

[muh-nod-ik]
adjective Music.
of or relating to monody.

Origin:
1810–20; < Greek monōidikós. See monody, -ic

monodically, adverb
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monody (ˈmɒnədɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
1.  (in Greek tragedy) an ode sung by a single actor
2.  any poem of lament for someone's death
3.  music a style of composition consisting of a single vocal part, usually with accompaniment
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek monōidia, from mono- + aeidein to sing]
 
monodic
 
adj
 
mo'nodical
 
adj
 
mo'nodically
 
adv
 
'monodist
 
n

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