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verb (used with object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.
  1. to make melodious.
verb (used without object), mel·o·dized, mel·o·diz·ing.
  1. to make melody.
  2. to blend melodiously.
Also especially British, mel·o·dise.

Origin of melodize

First recorded in 1655–65; melod(y) + -ize
Related formsmel·o·diz·er, nounun·mel·o·dized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for melodize

Historical Examples

  • He only is a painter who can melodize and harmonize hue—if he fail in this, he is no member of the brotherhood.

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)

    John Ruskin

British Dictionary definitions for melodize



  1. (tr) to provide with a melody
  2. (tr) to make melodious
  3. (intr) to sing or play melodies
Derived Formsmelodizer or melodiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for melodize

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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