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melismatic

[ mel-iz-mat-ik ]
/ ˌmɛl ɪzˈmæt ɪk /
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Music. in a musical style that allows several notes to be sung to one syllable of text: The work’s dotted rhythms, soaring melismatic passages, suspensions, and changes of time signature make it the most widely sung of Purcell's choral compositions.The title song is a melismatic rock anthem that's a Top Forty–quality enduring earworm.
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