melic

[mel-ik]
adjective
  1. intended to be sung.
  2. noting or pertaining to the more elaborate form of Greek lyric poetry, as distinguished from iambic and elegiac poetry.

Origin of melic

1690–1700; < Greek melikós, equivalent to mél(os) limb, song + -ikos -ic
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melic

adjective
  1. (of poetry, esp ancient Greek lyric poems) intended to be sung

Word Origin for melic

C17: via Latin from Greek melikos, from melos song
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