of or relating to melody, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm.

Origin of melodic

1815–25; < Late Latin melōdicus < Greek melōidikós. See melody, -ic
Related formsme·lod·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·me·lod·ic, adjectivenon·me·lod·i·cal·ly, adverbun·me·lod·ic, adjectiveun·me·lod·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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of or relating to melody
of or relating to a part in a piece of music
tuneful or melodious
Derived Formsmelodically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for melodically



1818, from French mélodique, from Late Latin melodicus, from Greek melodikos, from melodia (see melody).

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