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Another word for melody

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Noun
  1. A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit

      1. A distinctive quality or appearance; an aura:
      2. The general environment or condition, as in attitudes and ideas:
      3. Cool, refreshing air; fresh air
      1. A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.
      2. An air or melody in an opera, cantata, or oratorio, esp. for solo voice with instrumental accompaniment
      3. An air; a melody.
      1. Change in form or size, or both, resulting from stress or force
      2. A passage of music; tune; air
      3. (Music) A passage of expression; a tune or an air:
      1. (Electronics) Adjustment of a receiver or circuit for maximum response to a given signal or frequency.
      2. (Music) A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.
      3. A succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air
      1. A brief informal letter:
      2. The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
      3. The sign of a particular quality or emotion:
    See also:

    sounds

Another word for melody

Noun
  1. The quality of being melodious

      1. (Music) A simultaneous combination of sounds not requiring resolution to another combination of sounds for finality of effect and conventionally regarded as harmonious or pleasing.
      2. Harmony or agreement of elements or parts; accord
      3. The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string.
      1. Rough similarity; approximate agreement.
      2. The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants, as in the phrase tilting at windmills.
      3. Likeness of sound, as in a series of words or syllables
      1. (Music) A harmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones.
      2. (Grammar) Agreement between words in person, number, gender, or case.
      3. Harmony or agreement of interests or feelings; accord.
      1. Performance of an action at the same time:
      2. Complete agreement; concord; harmony
      3. Agreement; concord:
      1. Agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words.
      2. Such a combination of words
      1. (Physics) The effect produced when the amplitude of oscillation of a body is greatly increased by a periodic force at the same or nearly the same frequency
      2. (--- Medicine) The sound produced by diagnostic percussion of the normal chest.
      3. (Physics) The increase in amplitude of oscillation of an electric or mechanical system exposed to a periodic force whose frequency is equal or very close to the natural undamped frequency of the system.
      1. An inflected form
      2. The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
      3. An inflectional element, as those bound forms used in English to form the plural and possessive case of nouns (ships, ship's) and the past tense and third person singular, present indicative, of verbs (he shipped, he ships)
      1. A single bell, as in the mechanism of a clock.
      2. The musical sounds or harmony produced by or as by chimes
      3. An apparatus for striking a bell or set of bells to produce a musical sound.
    See also:

    harmony

  2. A melodious arrangement

      1. A song.
      2. (Music) A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.
      3. A succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air
      1. A distinctive quality or appearance; an aura:
      2. A movement of air; breeze; wind
      3. The general environment or condition, as in attitudes and ideas:
      1. A piece of music sung or composed for singing
      2. The act or art of singing:
      3. A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.
      1. A passage of music; tune; air
      2. (Music) A passage of expression; a tune or an air:
      3. The collective descendants of a common ancestor; a race, stock, line, or breed.
      1. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      2. (Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
      3. (Short for) theme song
      1. An official or prescribed policy:
      2. A demarcation:
      3. (Informal) Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress:
      1. Two-part singing in which there is a fixed, known melody and an additional but subordinate melody that is higher in pitch
      2. A discussion or discourse on a theme.
      3. A varied song or melody
    See also:

    music

    song

    tune

Synonym Study

  • Air , in strict application, refers to the principal, or leading, melody of a harmonized composition, but it is sometimes used as an equivalent of tune , which is the popular term for any easily remembered melody that identifies a song, dance, etc.
  • Melody refers to a rhythmic arrangement of tones in sequence expressing a musical idea