intended to be sung.
noting or pertaining to the more elaborate form of Greek lyric poetry, as distinguished from iambic and elegiac poetry.
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How to use melic in a sentence
Although the metre and dialect are Dorian, the poems breathe the spirit of Aeolian melic poetry.
British Dictionary definitions for melic
(of poetry, esp ancient Greek lyric poems) intended to be sung
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